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Scenario: Configuring two-step verification for all users

February 26, 2024

ID 212969

This scenario describes how to enable two-step verification for all users and how to exclude user accounts from two-step verification. If you did not enable two-step verification for your account before you enable it for other users, the application opens the window for enabling two-step verification for your account, first. This scenario also describes how to enable two-step verification for your own account.

If you enabled two-step verification for your account, you may proceed to the stage of enabling of two-step verification for all users.

Prerequisites

Before you start:

  • Make sure that your user account has the Modify object ACLs right of the General features: User permissions functional area for modifying security settings for other users' accounts.
  • Make sure that the other users of Administration Server install an authenticator application on their devices.

Stages

Enabling two-step verification for all users proceeds in stages:

  1. Installing an authenticator application on a device

    You can install any application that supports the Time-based One-time Password algorithm (TOTP), such as:

    • Google Authenticator
    • Microsoft Authenticator
    • Bitrix24 OTP
    • Yandex Key
    • Avanpost Authenticator
    • Aladdin 2FA

    To check if Kaspersky Security Center supports the authenticator application that you want to use, enable two-step verification for all users or for a particular user.

    One of the steps suggests that you specify the security code generated by the authenticator application. If it succeeds, then Kaspersky Security Center supports the selected authenticator.

  2. Synchronizing the authenticator application time with the time of the device on which Administration Server is installed

    Ensure that the time on the device with the authenticator application and the time on the device with the Administration Server are synchronized to UTC, by using external time sources. Otherwise, failures may occur during the authentication and activation of two-step verification.

  3. Enabling two-step verification for your account and receiving the secret key for your account

    How-to instructions:

    After you enable two-step verification for your account, you can enable two-step verification for all users.

  4. Enabling two-step verification for all users

    Users with two-step verification enabled must use it to log in to Administration Server.

    How-to instructions:

  5. Editing the name of a security code issuer

    If you have several Administration Servers with similar names, you may have to change the security code issuer names for better recognition of different Administration Servers.

    How-to instructions:

  6. Excluding user accounts for which you do not need to enable two-step verification

    If required, you can exclude users from two-step verification. Users with excluded accounts do not have to use two-step verification to log in to Administration Server.

    How-to instructions:

  7. Configuring two-step verification for your own account

    If the users are not excluded from two-step verification and two-step verification is not yet configured for their accounts, they need to configure it in the window that opens when they sign-in to Kaspersky Security Center. Otherwise, they will not be able to access the Administration Server in accordance with their rights.

    How-to instructions:

Results

Upon completion of this scenario:

  • Two-step verification is enabled for your account.
  • Two-step verification is enabled for all user accounts of the Administration Server, except for user accounts that were excluded.

See also:

About two-step verification

Enabling two-step verification for your own account

Enabling two-step verification for all users

Disabling two-step verification for a user account

Disabling two-step verification for all users

Excluding accounts from two-step verification

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