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NAS 122

Using 2-Step Verification to Protect ADM Accounts

Learn how to enhance ADM account security with personal mobile devices

2017-08-05

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Use 2-Step Verification to ensure your ADM account security


PREREQUISITES
Course Prerequisites
None
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
N/A

OUTLINE
1. Introduction
2. 2-Step Verification Configuration
3. Logging Into your ADM with 2-Step Verification
4. Disabling 2-Step Verification



1. Introduction

2-step verification uses 2 factors to verify an ADM user's identity: username/password and a personal mobile device. This method provides improved security for your ADM account. If 2-step verification is enabled, you will need to enter your password in addition to a one-time verification code when logging into ADM. Verification codes are obtained from an authenticator app that needs to be installed on your mobile device. The supported authenticator apps which are used are: Google Authenticator (for Android/iPhone/BlackBerry) and Authenticator (for Windows Phone).

2. 2-Step Verification Configuration

STEP 1

Log into ADM with your own account and click on [Settings] from the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner.

STEP 2

Select the [Enable 2-step verification] checkbox to launch the 2-step verification setup wizard. Click [Next].

STEP 3

Download and install an authenticator app on your mobile device, such as Google Authenticator (for Android/iPhone/BlackBerry) or Authenticator (for Windows Phone).

STEP 4

Open your authenticator app and scan the provided QR code.

Note: The mobile app and your NAS must both be synchronized with NTP.

STEP 5

Alternatively, you can click the link to manually enter a secret key. Click [OK] to close the window.

STEP 6

Your authenticator app should be generating a 6-digit verification code now. Enter this code into the text field in the wizard in order to confirm that the configurations are correct. If an error occurs, please make sure that the system time on your mobile device and ADM are synchronized. Also, verification codes are updated periodically, so make sure that the code you entered has not expired. Click [Next].

STEP 7

Click [Finish] to complete the setup.

STEP 8

Once the setup wizard is finished, click [OK] to save the settings.

3. Log in to ADM with 2-Step Verification

STEP 1

On the ADM login screen, type in your username/password and click the 'sign in' icon.

STEP 2

Open the authenticator app on your mobile device and then enter the 6-digit verification code provided. You should be able to successfully log onto your ADM.

4. Disable 2-Step Verification

If your mobile device is lost, please follow the steps below to disable 2-step verification on your ADM account.

For admin accounts, please press the [RESET] button on the back of your NAS to restore the admin password back to its default state. Please note that this action also resets the network settings on your NAS.

For other ADM accounts, please contact the system administrator of the NAS to use the steps below in order to disable 2-step verification for the account.

STEP 1

Open [Access Control], select the account you want to disable 2-step verification for and click [Edit].

STEP 2

Deselect the [Enable 2-step verification] checkbox and then click [OK]. This account will now be able to log into ADM without entering a verification code.

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