Two-factor Authentication Now Available for Client Area
One of the cornerstones to us here at HEROCLOUDS, is to find new and better ways to keep your websites and the information you have with us secure. The security of this information is important to us as we know it is important to you.
In order to better protect your account, we are pleased to now offer two-factor authentication to our client area. With two-factor authentication, you are now adding a secondary layer of security when logging in to our client area. This second factor, when enabled, now requires more than just your password to log in to your account with us.
We have been testing this feature for some time and now are happy to now be offering this to all of our clients.
What is Two-factor Authentication?
Two-factor Authentication is adding an extra layer of protection to logins by introducing a second step to logging in (a second factor). Once enabled & configured, each time you sign in you will be asked to enter your username, password, as well as this second factor. The authentication token from the second factor will be good for 30 days, at which time it will need to be set again.
Why Should I Use This?
Increasingly passwords are becoming easier to compromise. We are deluged with many different passwords to remember and often are setting passwords that are the same as we use for other logins and not changing them with the frequency that we should.
By introducing a second factor, no longer is your password alone no longer allows you to log in. It protects your information, and increases your protection for your website too.
Do I Need to Setup Two-factor Authentication?
No, it is not required to setup two-factor authentication, but we strongly recommend you consider this feature.
How Do I Set Up Two-factor Authentication?
Log in to your HEROCLOUDS account > Go to top right corner of the screen > My account > Security Settings > Enable 2-FA
Here's a direct link for the same: https://manage.heroclouds.com/clientarea.php?action=security
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Saturday, December 21, 2019