What is a two factor authentication?
Multi-factor authentication (MFA; encompassing Two-factor authentication or 2FA, along with similar terms) is an electronic authentication method in which a user is granted access to PRIV.DRM only after successfully presenting two pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism: knowledge (something only the user knows), possession (something only the user has), and inherence (something only the user is). MFA protects the user from an unknown person trying to access PRIV.DRM data .
A third-party authenticator (TPA) app enables two-factor authentication, showing a randomly-generated and constantly refreshing code to use for authentication.
Why do I need it?
Passwords can be forgotten, stolen, or compromised. This can result in being locked out of your account in addition to the loss of your data or impersonation.
How does it work?
Once you set up the two-factor authentication, you will enter your username and password, then, instead of immediately gaining access, you will be required to enter the code provided by one of the suggested authenticators.