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What is a multifactor authentication?

Multifactor Authentication, also known as MFA or 2FA, is an additional layer of authentication that protects your users accounts against vulnerabilities such as hacking.

How does multifactor authenication work?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security process that requires users to provide more than one method of authentication from separate categories of authentication methods. The most common categories are:


Something the user knows (e.g. a password or PIN)


Something the user has (e.g. a security token or a smartphone)


Something the user is (e.g. a biometric factor such as a fingerprint or facial recognition)
By requiring multiple forms of authentication, MFA makes it much more difficult for unauthorised users to gain access to sensitive information or systems. For example, a user might be prompted to enter a password, and then confirm their identity by entering a code sent to their phone or by providing a fingerprint.

MFA is considered more secure than single-factor authentication because it makes it much harder for an attacker to gain access to an account, even if they know the user's password. It is commonly used in many industries for access control to corporate networks, online services, and financial transactions.

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