Google Authenticator

Overview


Google Authenticator Plugin is a free HostBill plugin shipped with every version that allows your customers and staff members to enable Two Factor Authentication in their accounts in an easy and convenient way.


Important

For module/codes to work properly its crucial that your server time needs to be correct/in sync with ntp


Activating the module


  1. The plugin is free and available to all HostBill users. In order to activate the plugin go to Settings→ Modules→ Plugins → Inactive, find and activate Google Authenticator plugin. 

  2. Once the plugin is activated you will be directed to Settings→ Modules→ Plugins to configure the module.

Module configuration


This module does not require additional configuration. It adds two additional registration fields to customer & staff member profiles:

  • Two-Factor Authentication checkbox to enable/disable 2factor authentication in their profiles
  • Two-Factor Secret - min. 16 characters length input box with secret code required by authenticator app.

Once customer/admin has enabled Two Factor Authentication, in their profile edit screen they will see QR code to scan with iOS / Android Google Authenticator app:

After login, customer will be  asked to enter their time-based security code, generated by Google Authenticator mobile app: