We’re adding a new security feature to our systems this week which will make your account login more secure.
What is it?
We’re adding two step verification as an option for all user accounts. So to login you’ll need your username, your password AND the randomly generated code from your authenticator app.
What does this mean?
This helps to make your account more secure by adding an extra layer of security
What do I need to enable it?
- A Blacknight account
- Your account login details
- A smart phone
- a mobile app for 2 factor authentication / 2 step verification eg. Google authenticator, Authy or similar.
How do I set it up?
If two step verification isn’t enabled on your account you’ll see a screen like this one:
To turn it on just click the button.
The system will guide you through a fairly simple process for getting setup which we’ve outlined here.
Who should turn on this extra security feature?
We’d recommend all users to add it to their account.
NB: While this new feature adds an extra layer of security for your account it is NOT a “silver bullet”. Make sure that you don’t share your account login details with others and use a secure password always.
And that’s it!
Thanks for this – a good enhancement to security. Is there any prospect of applying 2FA to webmail logins ?
Not for now. I’ll add it to the list of feature requests we’ve received, though we have several other items we want to address as a priority.
Thanks for your comment
I have set this up for my Blacknight account, but noticed it did not give me any recovery keys.
Is there an alternative means to login if lose access to the authenticator App, such as after a factory reset?
For example, with Google’s account login, it gave me 10 single use backup codes when I set up two step authentication.
At the moment we can disable it on a user account at request.
We will be enabling options like the ones you describe in a future update.
Yes really glad to see this upgrade given the recent burst in Blacknight Phishing emails.
It’s been on our “to do” list for a very very long time!