Release notes Dec 10 - 16 2018

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This week, we released an option to make MFA setup mandatory on a per-user basis, and the ability for employees to set up email-based MFA for themselves.

Mandatory MFA usage

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of user authentication that improves system security.

We've launched an option you can enable that makes it mandatory for users to have an MFA option enabled. You can enable this for individual users, or mass edit user profiles to assign it to many users at once.




Note: We recommend you or the user set up MFA before enabling this requirement. If no MFA option is enabled for a user and you set this to mandatory, they will be required to set up an MFA option before they can access their account. Note that MFA can't be set up via Replicon Mobile.

Self-serve setup of email MFA 

We added administrator-configured email authentication in November, and now we’re improving that feature by allowing each user to set up email authentication on their own.

Administrators still define how often email verification is needed using the Administration > System and Security > Security Settings page. Users must be assigned Edit Multi-Factor Authentication Methods permission in their User type permission profile before they'll be allowed to set up MFA.

To set up email authentication, the user should:

  1. Click the cog icon in the top, right-hand corner of Replicon, then select Settings > Security > Add Authentication Method.

     

    A setup verification email will be sent to the address they enter.

  2. Click the button in the email.

    Now, when they attempt to log in, they’ll be emailed a code to enter on the login page. 
Note that we’ve also divided the user Settings page onto four tabs, to make it easier to find the settings you’re looking for.

Also note that a TOTP MFA option should be available very soon.

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Paula Tannahill, Technical Writer

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