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Enable Jooma 2FA using Google Authenticator

How to enable Jooma Two-factor Authentication (2FA) using Google Authenticator. Enable Joomla MFA Verification code system plugin, install Google Authenticator app and register for MFA by scanning the QR code on your mobile phone.

1. Enable Joomla Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) plugin

System - Manage - Plugins

Make sure the MFA Verification code plugin is enabled.

2. Install Google Authenticator app

In this example, we are setting up Joomla 2FA using a verification code from the Google Authenticator mobile app

Install the Google Authenticator app on your mobile phone from the Play Store (Android) or Apple App Store (iPhone)

3. Add new verification code

You will get prompted to set up 2FA at first logon

Add a new verification code

4. Scan the QR code on your mobile phone

Title: Google Authenticator

Scan the QR code using the Google authenticator mobile app

5. Enter verification code from mobile app

Enter the 6 digit verification code from the mobile app

Save & Close 

6. Copy MFA backup codes

Click "Print these codes" to show your MFA backup codes

7. Check if MFA is enabled for a user

Users - Manage

Multi-factor Authentication is enabled

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