Overview

Security is a major concern for every enterprise. It is more alarming, when unauthorized users could lay their hands on business management software. This is why, " Two-Factor Authentication" has become so mandatory for every business. You can now secure the access to Desktop Central by using two-factor authentication and feel assured. When two-factor authentication is enabled, users will be prompted to enter the One Time Password (OTP) along with their default password. Desktop Central supports two-factor authentication in two modes, using email and Authenticator app (Zoho OneAuth, Google Authenticator, MS Auth, DUO Auth, etc.).

Using Email

When you choose email as a mode for two-factor authentication, the OTP will be generated by Desktop Central and sent to the user's registered email address. User will have to use the OTP received in the email in addition to the regular password. User should have access to email, in order to access Desktop Central server.

Using an Authenticator app

Note: The authenticator app could be Zoho OneAuth, Google Authenticator, MS Auth, DUO Auth, etc..

If you choose to use an authenticator app, please install the authenticator app on your smart phone and map the Desktop Central server details to the authenticator app, which is a one time process. You can use the OTP generated on the app, as an additional layer of security, to login to Desktop Central. OTP can be generated anytime, anywhere, and it does not require any connection to internet.

Here are the download links to a few commonly used authenticator apps:

Besides imposing two-factor authentication, there are several other security verticals that need to be addressed. Take a look at how Desktop Central helps you in holistic endpoint security and management.