How can I turn on or off two-factor authentication?

You can change whether two-factor authentication is enabled by going to System settings and choosing the Security option. There are three choices available:

  • Off - two-factor authentication cannot be used by any users.
  • Optional - users are given a choice over whether to use two-factor authentication. Those who wish to use it can go to My preferences where they can choose the Two-factor authentication option to configure it.
  • Mandatory - users must use two-factor authentication. The first time a user logs in they will need to configure two-factor authentication before they can enter the site.

A new system will default to the Optional choice.

Written by Stephen Hebditch. Published on .
The three choices for authentication with Google Authenticator or a similar app or device.