Multi-Factor Authentication

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Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication is an electronic authentication method (in this case using the Google Authenticator app) in which a computer user is granted access to Open eLMS after successfully presenting two pieces of evidence. Enabling this on your installation is a very simple process.

Step 1: Switch on Extra Authentication

Log in as an administrator and go to System Setup > Defaults > Configuration and search for the key 'showGoogleAuthConfig' (if you cannot find this then contact support ). Set this value to 'true'.

Multifactor authentication to LMS

Step 2: Setup Complex Password

Again under System Setup > Defaults > Configuration and search for the key 'GoogleAuthPassword' and set any complex password you need (consisting of lower and upper case letters, numbers and special characters.) This password is used to generate the user accounts for Google Authenticator, so it must be unique to your organisation.

Step 3: Test the System

Log out and then log into the system. After the initial authentication you will be prompted to download the Google Authenticator App (if not already done so) and scan the QR code in the app. This will set up an authentication number generator in the app which you can use to log into the system.