With the two-factor authentication feature, Tradecast allows you to add an additional verification step to the login process of your Tradecast CMS. In this article, we'll explain how to set up and manage the two-factor authentication feature for your Tradecast platform.
The two-factor authentication feature for a Tradecast platform works through an authentication app. To make use of this feature, you can use different authentication apps. An example of an authentication app is Google Authenticator, which is available for both Apple iOS and Google Android.
Setting up two-factor authentication
You can set up two-factor authentication through the CMS of your Tradecast platform. Once you are logged in with a user account with the appropriate access rights, click on your own email address at the bottom of the main menu on the left side of the screen. This will open your own account in the CMS. Then, click on the selector '2-Factor Authentication' and hit 'Save'.
On the next page, you click 'Continue', so that two codes are generated: a QR code and a secret code. You scan the QR code with your chosen authentication app, such as Google Authenticator for example, to link this app to your user account. An alternative way to link the authentication app is by entering the secret code in the authentication app.
Once the QR code is scanned, or once you've entered the secret code, a login code is generated. This code must be entered in the 'Code from your authenticator' field. After entering the code, click on 'Enable 2-Factor Authentication'.
If the correct code is entered, you have correctly set up two-factor authentication. Clicking 'Continue' will return you to your account page.
Loggin in with two-factor authentication
If two-factor authentication is set up for your CMS account, you can now log in using the additional security method two-factor authentication. In the login window, you first enter your email address and password and then click 'Login'. After this, a new input field will be shown, in which the two-factor authentication code can be entered.
By now opening the authenticator app, the code to be entered can be retrieved and entered. If the correct code has been entered, you will be logged into the CMS of your Tradecast platform and will be able to access the Dashboard.
Loggin into your platform's front-end with two-factor authentication
When two-factor authentication is set up for you as the admin user or for another admin user who has access to your video platform's CMS, that user does not need to use the two-factor authentication code to log into the video platform's front-end.