Do you ever wonder how to authenticate login in WordPress?
But wait, what is this thing and how can I add this to my WordPress site or blog? You might ask.
In this article, I’ll walk you through how to add WordPress two-factor authentication, and as well as learn the benefits having this enabled on your site.
Benefits of Using 2-Factor Authentication in WordPress
There is a lot of reasons why site owners enabled 2-step authentication on their website, some of the common ones are:
- Adds extra level of security
- Protect site against phishing
How important is two-factor authentication? Here’s how Hannah Giles shares 12 facts and stats that explains that.
How To Enable 2-Factor Authentication in WordPress Using miniOrange Authenticator
First thing you need to do is install and activate the two-factor authentication plugin by miniOrange.
For more details, see this step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, the plugin adds a “miniOrange 2-Factor” menu item to your WordPress admin bar. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin’s settings page.
Here you can setup an account or login if you already registered with miniOrange. Enter required information:
- A valid email address
- A strong password
Then hit “Submit” button.
You will be asked to validate One Time Passcode (OTP). You can get this information to the email provided above. Now, go to your account and look for the code which looks something the image below.
After entering your One Time Passcode click on the “Validate OTP” button to save your settings.
In case OTP code expires, just click on the “Resend OTP” to received new code.
Other Configurable Two-Factor Method
- OTP Over SMS
- Soft Token
- QR Code Authentication
- Push Notification
- Google Authenticator
- Authy 2-Factor Authentication
- Security Questions( KBA )
- Phone Call Verification (Premium)
Alright, you’re all set.
So, the next time you log in you’ll receive an email with a link. You have to click the ACCEPT or DENY link to verify your access.
That’s all, I hope this article helped you learn how to authenticate login in WordPress using the miniOrange authenticator plugin. You may also want to see this guide on the best two-factor authentication plugins for WordPress.
Have you tried this plugin on your website or blog? Share with us your experience in the comment below.