If you click your name, near the logout, you might have noticed a new option in your profile menu. The new option is 2FA.
What is 2FA?
Two-factor authentication (2FA), sometimes referred to as two-step verification or dual-factor authentication, is a security process in which users provide two different authentication factors to verify themselves. This process is done to better protect both the user’s credentials and the resources the user can access. Two-factor authentication provides a higher level of security than authentication methods that depend on single-factor authentication (SFA), in which the user provides only one factor — typically, a password or passcode. Two-factor authentication methods rely on a user providing a password, as well as a second factor.
How to activate?
Go to your profile menu and click 2FA. After clicking this, click “Activate 2FA”, from here, you will see instructions that will help you configure 2FA.
• Several improvements applied in how plugin settings are saved and checked (during user login).
• Better resolution used for user-entered data in wizard.
• Users are now notified to reconfigure 2FA if the 2FA method they are using is no longer allowed.
• Other improvements.
■ Bug fixes
• Users were being redirected to custom redirect before finishing the backup codes.
• Buttons were not clickable when using the front-end 2FA setup page.
• Fixed a number of browser compatibility issues (mostly better support for Safari).
• User was still asked for 2FA code even if excluded.
• Settings were not properly populated in some cases, resulting in error on admin pages.
• Other bug fixes.