Using Multifactor Authentication

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To protect your USM Anywhere account, enable multifactor authentication (MFA) A method of access control in which a user is granted access only after successfully presenting several separate pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism – typically at least two of the following categories: knowledge, possession, and inherence.. MFA adds extra security because it requires multiple factors to authenticate Process used to verify the identity of a user, user device, or other entity, usually through a username and password. a user, making it more difficult for an unauthorized person to gain access to the account. In USM Anywhere, MFA provides a layered defense of two independent credentials: what you know (your username and password) and what you have (security token on your personal device).

To use multifactor authentication in USM Anywhere, you must have a mobile device that supports an Authenticator app. LevelBlue recommends the Google Authenticator app, which is available for iOS and Android devices. Google Authenticator implements two-step verification services using the Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) algorithm and HMAC-Based One-Time Password (HOTP) algorithm for authentication.

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