What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application, online account, or a VPN. MFA is a core component of a strong identity and access management. Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of someone accessing your account information.
Important: Admins have the option to require MFA account-wide for their Quik! App users. Admin can slide the toggle in the image below to ensure MFA is enforced account-wide.
How Does MFA work?
MFA works by requiring additional verification information (factors). One of the most common MFA factors that users encounter is one-time passwords (OTP). OTPs are those 4-8 digit codes that you often receive via email, SMS, or some mobile app. With OTPs, a new code is generated periodically, or each time an authentication request is submitted.
What is TOTP?
Time-based One-time Password (TOTP) is a time-based OTP. The amount of time in which each password is valid is called a timestep. As a rule, our timesteps tend to be 30 seconds or 60 seconds in length. If you haven’t used your password within that window, it will no longer be valid, and you will need to request a new one to gain access to your Quik! App.