To enforce security, Nakivo Backup & Replication v10.4 provides the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) capability to prevent unauthorized access to your data protection activities.
When 2FA feature has been enabled, an additional code generated by Google Authenticator o similar apps is required to complete the login process to your Nakivo installation.
Configure Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) in Nakivo
Login to Nakivo's Dashboard and click Settings.
Click Users and Roles option.
Select the user to enable 2FA.
To enable Two-factor authentication option an email address must be specified in the Email field.
Enter an email address then enable the Two-factor authentication option. Click the configure link to proceed with 2FA configuration.
Click Continue to configure the sign in procedure.
The wizard reports the previously specified email. Click change email if you wish to modify the email address set or click Continue to proceed with setup.
A verification code is sent to specified email address.
From the received email, copy the confirmation code.
Paste the confirmation code in Nakivo and click Verify.
Click the skip link if you don't want to Enter an alternative email address.
Install Google Authenticator or similar apps on your phone then click Continue when done.
Write down the code generated by the application.
Enter the verification code and click Continue.
Write down the Pairing Key to be reused in other devices. Click Continue.
Copy the Backup Codes needed to login if you are unable to provide a verification code. Click Continue.
Enter one of the backup codes received and click Finish.
Click Save when the Two-factor authentication has been configured successfully.
In the column Two-factor authentication the corresponding configured user is now shown as enabled (configured). In this example, the administrator account will need an additional code (2FA) to login to Nakivo.
Test 2FA login
Access the login page of your Nakivo Backup & Replication and enter the administrator credentials. Click Log in.
Pick the verification code from your Google Authenticator or similar app and enter the code in the appropriate field. Click Proceed.
The user administrator was able to successfully log in to Nakivo.
Every organization should protect logins with 2FA to avoid unauthorized accesses to the infrastructure, especially to applications with the role of protecting your data such as backup software.