What is 2-Factor Authentication (2-FA)?
In addition to the existing SSO and Basic Authentication login security features, Novisto supports 2-Factor Authentication (2-FA) as an added security measure to Basic Authentication login to protect user accounts and client data.
Coupled with Basic Authentication login, 2-FA requires a trusted device (commonly a smartphone) and an Authenticator app to verify login. Once 2-FA is enabled, a one-time verification code is generated at every login attempt. Follow the steps outlined in this Help Article to enable 2-FA for the first time.
Important: 2-FA is only available for clients using Basic Authentication as their login method.
- Step 1: Enable 2-FA – First-time setup
- Step 2: Re-login using Basic Authentication
- Step 3: Verify credentials using authenticator app
The following terms describe the account login methods supported on the Novisto platform
Account login method that requires users to input a username and password to authenticate access.
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Account authentication method that allows users to log in with a single ID to different software systems. The SSO provider is determined based on your institution’s preferred carrier.
2-Factor Authentication (2-FA)
Coupled with Basic Authentication login, 2-FA requires a trusted device (commonly a smartphone) and an Authenticator app to verify login. A one-time validation code is generated at every login attempt.
Step 1: Enable 2-FA – First-time setup
To enable 2-FA on your Novisto user account, follow the steps below:
1. Install a Time-based One-time Password (TOTP) authenticator app (for example, Microsoft Authenticator, Google Authenticator, or Authy) on your mobile device.
2. Scan the QR code displayed on the Novisto setup screen using the authenticator app.
3. Enter the one-time validation code generated on the authenticator app.
4. Click Enable.
You will be required to enter a new one-time validation code every time you log in.
Step 2: Re-login using Basic Authentication
After setting up 2-FA, you will be redirected to the Novisto login page. Sign in using your Basic Authentication credentials (email and password).
Step 3: Verify credentials using authenticator app
In the 2-FA authentication page, input the one-time validation code generated on your authenticator app and click Verify.
Important: Notify your Novisto administrator if you lose access to your trusted device.