Screeners.com now supports Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for administrators and reviewers. With MFA, administrators can require reviewers to login via this more-secure method before episode playback is possible.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multifactor authentication uses an authenticator app (such as Authy or Google Authenticator) as a second protective layer for your content. This app is installed on your phone or tablet, and it pairs with your Screeners.com account for a more secure method of identity verification. When a show is MFA-locked your viewer will have to use this more-secure login method before he or she is able to view episodes of that show.
However, before MFA can be required for a show you must first enable it for your own administrative account (in other words, you need to have MFA on your account to lock your shows so that only other MFA-enabled users can watch).
Enabling MFA for your administrative account will require you to use your authenticator app as a secondary login step as long as MFA remains enabled.
Please note that simply enabling MFA on your administrator account will not place an MFA lock on all of your shows. This must be done on a show-by-show basis. However, enabling MFA on your own administrative account is a necessary first step.
Enabling and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for your account
Before you can select which shows you’d like to enforce MFA for, you must have MFA enabled for your administrator account (you must have MFA to grant MFA). This can be enabled in two areas of your Screeners.com administration portal:
- The drop-down logout and domain switcher menu, located in the bottom left of the administrative portal.
- The show page, located within the “edit show” wizard
- Toggle “Multifactor Authentication” on and you will be prompted to enable MFA for your own account first
From here the “What is MFA?” page will open, which will ask you if you wish to enable MFA for your administrative account. Click the “enable Multi-factor authentication” button and the MFA activation wizard will pop up with the steps to pair your mobile device or tablet with our Screeners.com system.
- Install an authenticator application, such as Authy or Google Authenticator, on your smartphone or other device.
- Pair the authenticator app with your Screeners.com account by using the app to scan the barcode presented on the Screeners.com screen, or by entering the key manually.
- Next, the authenticator app will give you a 6-digit code to enter in the “Verify” field.
Once you have successfully paired your device and enabled MFA for your account, you will see a message noting that MFA has been successfully enabled, and that you will be logged out of your account for security reasons. This forced logout only occurs when an administrator or reviewer enables or disables MFA for his or her account, users will not be logged out every time they use MFA to login.
Disabling Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for your Account
As an administrator, disabling MFA follows the same path as enabling it. Your personal MFA settings can be accessed in the drop-down logout and domain switcher menu, located in the bottom left of the administrative portal.
Click on your MFA settings and the Multifactor Authentication page will pop up, allowing you to disable Multifactor authentication for your administrative account. You will not be logged out again after this.
Please note that while MFA is not enabled for your administrative account, you will not be able to view or edit any shows which are MFA-locked. If you decide to re-enable MFA, you will need to re-pair your device with Screeners.com, and you will be logged out again for security purposes.
Now that you've enabled MFA for your Administrative account, learn how to require MFA logins for your shows here.