What Is Two Factor Authorization and How Do I Set It Up?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra security step to your basic log-in procedure.

Without 2FA, you enter in your username and password, and then you’re done. The password is your single factor of authentication. The second factor makes your account much more secure! After setting up 2FA, you will be asked to confirm your account every 30-days and whenever you use a new device to sign in.

In order to set up 2FA, first go to the System tab, then down to Two-Factor Authentication. On the resulting screen you’ll see two locations to choose from when setting up 2FA, My Settings and My Accounts.

My Settings: This will make it so every account you log into will require 2FA.

My Account: Here you can choose specific accounts to require 2FA (Your login has to have this enabled in My Settings as well).

Setting up Two Factor Authentication in ISPolitical for your login:
1. Navigate to the GEAR ICON > TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION.
2. Under the section that says “MY SETTINGS” click the blue button “+ Set Up Two-Factor Authentication”.
3. A pop up will appear where you can turn on 2FA, select a method to receive your code (SMS is the most common way), and a phone number to associate with the 2FA.
4. Log out and back in. You will be prompted to enter a code sent to you by one of the methods selected.

METHODS

SMS
Send a text message with a one-time passcode to your mobile device.
Phone Call
Receive a call with a one-time passcode.
TOTP
For first time users, you’ll be requested to install an app on your phone which will generate a one-time code to enter on the log in.
One-Touch
Using the same app as TOTP, tap the Requests option in the top left corner. In Pending, you’ll see a pending request. Tapping that will give you Deny or Approve options. The moment you tap Approve, ISP will automatically log you in.