2-Step Authentication (2FA)

With 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your account in case your password is stolen. After you set up 2-Step Verification, you’ll sign in to your account in two steps using:

  • Something you know, like your password
  • Something you have, like your phone.

Step 1: Enable 2-factor authentication

Go to WP Admin > ULike PRO > Configuration  > Login & Signup  and toggle the switch option next to 'Enable 2-factor Authentication'.

Step 2: Setup verification form

After you enabled the 2-Step authentication, you’ll need to complete a second step to verify it’s you when you sign in. That's why you need a simple form and QR code to add your verification accounts.

For this purpose, put the [wp_ulike_pro_two_factor_setup] shortcode in our profile builder tabs or any other page you want.

Step 3: Download the Google Authenticator app

Google Authenticator is available for free on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Download the app to get started. Sign into your Google Account settings at myaccount.google.com. Select Sign-in & security and then Signing in to Google. Next, navigate to 2-Step Verification.

You’ll be prompted to choose a second step. Choose the Google Authenticator app option and then open your unique QR code.

Step 4: Add authentication accounts

Make sure you’ve enabled Google Authenticator access to the camera for this next part. Tap the plus sign at the top of the screen and select Scan barcode. Then, hold your camera over the QR code onscreen.

Now scan the QR code presented with your authenticator app. A six-digit number will appear in the authenticator app. Enter it in the field provided and click Submit.

If you entered the code correctly, an authenticate account will be added. You can always remove your usable accounts or add more.

Step 5: Sign in to your account

After step 4, if you logged out and wanted to login again, a new field will be displayed (after submitting your credentials) which asks you to enter a six-digit number from authenticator app and then click the submit button.

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