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2FA in Joomla - Step 2B - Two Factor Authentication in the Front End

  1. Log in to the front end part of your site
  2. Go to the Users Menu > Your Profile (can be set up another way round on the website you will be using, I just took the standard data installation for these demonstration purposes). It's possible you have to scroll down a bit before you can see everything as on the image below. Click on the box with the possible 2FA methods and choose the Yubikey option. Alternatively, you can choose the Google Authenticator option and finish the process as described in Step 2A but now in the front end. Don't forget to click the 'Submit' button to have your choice saved.

    2FA - 3 - Front End - Select 2FA Plugin

  3. Put your cursor in the "Security Code" field and press the button of your Yubikey. The code, which will be automatically be checked if it is valid or not, will be filled and the submit of the page will be done automatically.

    2FA - 4 - Front End - Yubikey Activation


  4. Your Yubikey is now linked to your account at that specific Joomla site. Now at the lower part of the page, you get a series of one-time emergency codes. Make sure you have at least a couple of them available at any time - so write them down somewhere on a piece of paper you defend with your life or store them on a safe place on your computer.

    2FA - 5 - Front End - Yubikey One Time Passwords

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