Soon we will be releasing Multi-Factor Authentication on all your firms BGL apps.
This will affect how you log in to CAS360 and Simple Fund 360.
What is it?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), sometimes known as Two Factor Authentication, 2FA, 2SA or TFA is a security enhancement for user accounts. Traditionally, users have relied on and are accustomed to authentication systems that require them to provide a unique identifier such as their email address and a correct password to gain access to a system.
Multi-Factor authentication is an extra layer of security in which users will be prompted for their password (the first factor—what they know), and for a security code (the second factor—what they have), making it more difficult for unauthorised people to access your data.
What options are supported for MFA in SF 360?
The MFA security code can be received using an:
- Authentication app e.g. Google Authenticator
- SMS Text Message
The use of an authentication app is the recommended method .
Multi-Factor Authentication will not be mandatory at the beginning, (it is highly recommended) and will become mandatory in 2019
For more information about Multi-Factor Authentication check out the SF360 Knowledge Centre.