How to enable Two-Factor Authentication in Patch Manager Plus?

With ever-growing data breaches and security threats, every additional layer of security measure helps. 'What should I do to prevent a breach?' you may ask. Well, a strong password can definitely help harden the security shield. But having an additional security mechanism like the Two-Factor Authentication(TFA) would drastically minimize security breaches. For this reason, Two-Factor Authentication is being implemented in every business.

What is Two-Factor Authentication (TFA)?

Two-Factor authentication, also known as two-step verification or dual factor authentication, is a security mechanism that requires two types of credentials for authentication and is designed to provide an additional layer of protection, minimizing security breaches.

Implementing Two-Factor Authentication in Patch Manager Plus

Patch Manager Plus supports Two-Factor Authentication in two ways.

  1. Enabling Two-Factor Authentication for a user account
  2. As a user, you can have Two-Factor Authentication as an extra layer of protection for logging into Patch Manager Plus. Follow this setup guide to know how TFA can be enabled to an user account.

  3. Enforcing Two-Factor Authentication for the organization
  4. Also, Administrators of an organization can mandate TFA to all the users in their organization. To enforce TFA to an organization, follow the steps mentioned in this document.