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One Time Password

Description

 

This entry is used to define and configure a One Time Password credential entry.

 

The One Time Password credential type is used as a second authentication factor that allows a user to secure its account with a generated verification code changing over time.

 

One Time Password - General

One Time Password - General

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Key

Enter the secret key given by the website or the application.

Time step

Enter the amount of time for which the generated verification code is valid.

Code size

Select the amount of digits the generated verification code contains. Select between:

6 Digits

8 Digits

Hash algorithm

Select the secure hash algorithm used to generate the verification code. Select between:

SHA-1

SHA-256

SHA-512

 

Enabling Multifactor Authentication

To use the multifactor authentication, this feature must be enabled from the user's account of a service or website that supports multifator authentication. Usually, you can find the multifactor authentication settings in the security preferences of a user's account. The name of the feature should be similar to two-factor authentication, two-step verification, or multifactor authentication.

 

When enabling multifactor authentication, a list of recovery codes might be generated as well by the website or application. Carefully store these in a safe place. These recovery codes will be useful if the user happens to lose the One Time Password entry.

 

Website security preferences - Two-step verification

Website security preferences - Two-step verification

 

The website or application could ask if you want to receive verification codes by text messages or generate them by an application. Choose to generate the codes by an application. This will generate a secret key to enter in Remote Desktop Manager.

 

Choose to receive verification codes by an authenticator application

Choose to receive verification codes by an authenticator application

 

Copy the key to the clipboard and paste its content in the Key field of the One Time Password entry. If there are spaces in the key, remove them.

 

Two-step verification secret key

Two-step verification secret key

 

Accept the changes in the website or application, and in Remote Desktop Manager.

When connecting to the account, click on the View Password button to display the generated verification code. Enter the verification code when prompted by the website or application.

 

One Time Password Entry - View Password

One Time Password Entry - View Password