Multi-factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides additional account security through a required authentication code that you must enter, in addition to your Alert Logic account credentials, when you log into the Alert Logic console. If your account requires MFA, you must set up a device, such as a smart phone or a tablet, to generate the required authentication code to sign into the Alert Logic console. Alert Logic supports Google Authenticator to generate authentication codes. You can download the app from the Apple App Store (Apple iOS devices), or Google Play (Android devices).

Add and set up your MFA device when you first log in after an administrator enables MFA, after an administrator deletes your device, or after you enable MFA for your user account.

After you configure MFA for your account, some old links to the login page may not work. Use the web address https://console.clouddefender.alertlogic.com/ to log in. To avoid errors, update your browser bookmarks accordingly.

Enable and disable MFA in the Alert Logic console

Only users with the Administrator role can enable or disable MFA for entire accounts and can remove individual users' MFA devices without deactivating the MFA for the entire account.

To enable or disable MFA for the entire account:

  1. Click the Settings icon (), and then click Users.
  2. In the MFA status box at the top of the AIMS User Management page, click Edit.
  3. In the Edit Account MFA slide-out panel, click the Account Requires MFA toggle to select either Enabled or Disabled.
  4. Click SAVE.

If your account administrator did not enable MFA for the entire account, and if you want to use MFA to log in, you can enable and disable MFA for only your account.

To enable or disable MFA for only your user account:

  1. Click the Settings icon (), and then click Users.
  2. In the list of users, select your user information.
  3. In the Edit User slide-out panel, under Multi-Factor Authentication, click ADD DEVICE.
  4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  5. Click VERIFY SETUP.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Log into the Alert Logic console, and use the authentication code sent to your MFA device.

Set up a new MFA device

If your account administrator enabled MFA since your last login, or if you or your administrator removed your MFA device since your last login, you must set up a new MFA device.

MFA device setup requires that you download and install Google Authenticator to a smart phone or tablet to generate the authentication codes you need to log into the Alert Logic console.

To set up a MFA device:

  1. Access the Alert Logic console login screen.
  2. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  3. Click VERIFY SETUP.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Log into the Alert Logic console, and use the authentication code sent to your MFA device.

Remove a MFA device

If you no longer have access to the MFA device you set up, you or your account administrator can remove the MFA device attached to your user account.

If you or your account administrator removed your MFA device, you must set up a new MFA device before you can log into the Alert Logic console.

To remove a MFA device:

  1. Click the Settings icon (), and then click Users..
  2. Find the user account you want to edit, and then click View.
  3. Under Multi-Factor Authentication, click Remove Device.
  4. Click SAVE.