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Why use 2 step login verification?

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When you enable 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your account. You sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (your mobile phone or email address).

slscart Two Factor Authentication adds an important extra layer of protection to your slscart site’s login and admin area by requiring 1) a password and 2) a secondary time-sensitive code to login.

What it is

Two-factor authentication adds a second level of authentication to an account log-in. When you have to enter only your username and one password, that's considered a single-factor authentication. 2FA requires the user to have two out of three types of credentials before being able to access an account. The three types are:

How slscart Two Factor Authentication Works

Once two factor authentication is enabled in slscart, the store administrator will see a second screen after successfully entering their login and  password on their slscart admin login screen.

On this screen, they’ll be required to enter a time-sensitive code sent to a secondary device, such as a smartphone or email address.


Q: Will it protect my account?

It is much better to use 2FA than not.

How to Enable Two Factor Authentication for Your slscart Site

2 factor authentication settings are now available in the storeadmin.

Under Administration > Extras > 2 factor authentication heading

Select 'Yes' for 'Enable 2 factor'

Fill in your mobile phone number

Choose your mobile phone carrier

Save changes.

Before 10.?.?

Add the following line to the config file:

define('SLC_2FACTOR', true);

After logging in to the store admin, a time-sensitive authorization code will be sent to the secondary device. A form will pop up asking for the authorization code.  This code is entered and the login to the store admin finishes.


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