How to Turn On 2FA for OpenDNS

Please note: Specific instructions for enabling 2FA are subject to change without notice. Please check with each website or app for the most up-to-date information on this feature.

Two-factor authentication is now available for all OpenDNS customers in the Umbrella Dashboard at OpenDNS.

Three main methods:

1. Hardware Tokens have a secret key, then calculate security tokens that they normally display on a screen. These types of devices have been a common sight on the keychains of banking employees for decades.

2.In an SMS-based system, the server generates the token, sends it to the user via SMS, then the user inputs it into the login system. In this sense, the server sends a code to the user then makes sure that it receives back the same password the user received.

3. The third method of one-time password generation is with a smartphone application such as Google Authenticator or Authy. After a user downloads the smart phone application, they enable two-step verification on their account and receive the secret key by scanning a QR code. In this setup, the user’s phone calculates the one-time password every time that they try to sign in.

 

1. Sign in to your account as you normally do, and go to your Dashboard> go to Configuration.

2. Go to your System Settings drop down menu, select Account. When your account appears, click on your account name. This will bring up the page seen below, click Enable next to Two-step verification.

3. Whenever you sign in to your account, you’ll need to enter both your password and a security code from your mobile device. Decide which method you prefer, SMS or mobile app. Security codes will be generated and sent to your chosed delivery method. Follow the instructions.

For more information visit: https://engineering.opendns.com/2014/05/22/launching-two-step-verification/

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