Two-Factor Authentication - Overview
Passwords alone might not provide enough security to protect your CommCell from unauthorized access. You can add an extra level of security to the CommCell login requirements with Two-Factor Authentication.
How Does It Work?
When Two-Factor Authentication is activated, users must provide a 6-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number) along with their passwords in order to access the CommCell.
Users can obtain a PIN by any of the following methods:
The CommCell sends a one-time PIN to users every time they log on to the CommCell. These PINs are valid for 30 minutes.
- Mobile Apps
The mobile apps generate PINs. These PINs are valid for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, the apps generate a new PIN. For information on mobile apps, see PIN Generating Mobile Apps.
- Desktop Application
The desktop application generates PINs. These PINs are valid for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, the application generates a new PIN. For information on setting up the desktop application, see CommVault Token Desktop.
Why Should I Use It?
Two-Factor Authentication strengthens the security of your CommCell account. A dynamic PIN in conjunction with your regular password makes your account password very difficult to guess.
Two-Factor Authentication prevents an unauthorized person from accessing applications such as:
- CommCell Console
- Web Console
- Command Line
- Mobile Applications such as CommVault Edge and Commvault NOW
To get started with Two-Factor Authentication, see Two-Factor Authentication (Administrator) - Prerequisites.
To get started with Two-Factor Authentication, see Two-Factor Authentication (End-User) - Acquiring a PIN.