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Introduction to Multi-Factor Authentication

Introduction to Multi-Factor Authentication

An overview of what Multi-Factor Authentication is.

MFA and the Curity Identity Server

MFA and the Curity Identity Server

Create secure multi-factor authentication in the Curity Identity Server.

Approaches to Multi-Factor Authentication

Approaches to Multi-Factor Authentication

Different ways to use multi-factor authentication.

Using Geo-Location

Using Geo-Location

Customize the authentication process using geo-location data

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is the practice of chaining a number of authentication methods together. Using multiple authenticators significantly reduces the risk of user accounts being compromised due to password theft. An example of a common scenario is to combine username/password with a second factor such as an SMS to a phone, a key fob or a biometric. Today MFA is considered best practice and help protect both users and organizations from cybercriminals.