Two-factor authentication

2FA/TOTP

  1. Two-factor authentication Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a technology that provides a stronger security/identification of users by means of the combination of two different components : something that the user knows (username and password) and something that the user possesses (a Time-based One-Time Password application for smartphone. See below).
  2. The Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) To use the two-factor authentication method, you will need a Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) application on your smartphone. This app generates a code that changes after a certain period of time.
  3. Install a TOTP app on your mobile phone
    1. Apple iOS
    2. Android
    3. Windows Phone
  4. To activate the two-factor authentication
    1. Connect to your account.
    2. Go to Settings > Password.
    3. Click on "Set up the two-factor authentication".
    4. On your smartphone, open your TOTP app and flash the QR code provided on the screen.
    5. Enter the code provided by your app as requested.
    6. You are all set.
    TOTP
  5. To see it in action
    1. Quit the service (logout).
    2. You are pushed back to the login page. Enter your username and password and press "Enter", as usual.
    3. You will now be redirected to a new page asking you to enter the TOTP code.
    4. Open your TOTP app on your smartphone and select the code for the service. Enter the code. Press "Send".
    5. Your are now connected.
    TOTP