In order to improve security when accessing a restricted console such as Sophos Central, Administrators should use Multi-Factor Authentication. Multi-Factor authentication adds an extra layer around the traditional username and password login, thus preventing unwanted access by threat actors to your Sophos Central console. With Acceptto Multi-Factor Authentication adding that extra layer is simples and cost-effective.
This guide will walkthrough the following steps:
- Configure the Administrator user(s) to use Multi-Factor Authentication.
- Scan a QR code generated by Sophos with the Acceptto Mobile Application.
- Login to Sophos Central using Multi-Factor Authentication.
Configure MFA Plugin
Step 1 - Configure MFA by first navigating to the Sophos Central admin webpage and select Global Settings on the lefthand side.
Select Multi-Factor Authentication(MFA) from the list on the right.
Select the Administrator(s) accounts that are going to use Multi-Factor Authentication.
Step 2 - Set up Time-based One-Time Password(TOTP)
Select the Authentication type Sophos/Google Authenticator
Step 3 - Ready to use TOTP
Select the Authentication type Sophos/Google Authenticator.
Scan the QR code.
Enter the security code.
After the process is completed, all logins will require username, password and an OTP code.
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