Screeners.com now supports Multifactor Authentication (MFA) logins for selected shows. If a show is MFA-locked, meaning that the show requires MFA to be viewed, your viewers must install an authentication application on their phone or tablet to generate and enter a verification code which will grant them access to the show.
What is (MFA) Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-factor authentication uses an authenticator app (such as Authy or Google Authenticator) as a second protective layer for secured 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.
How to Enable Multi-factor Authentication for your Viewer Account
As a viewer, there are two places on Screeners.com where you will be able to enable MFA for your account. Enabling MFA for your account will allow you to view any shows which require MFA, and you will have to use your authentication application to log in to Screeners.com for as long as MFA remains enabled on your account. These settings can be located at:
- The drop-down logout menu for your account, located in the top right of the page.
- The show page for any MFA-enabled show. If a show is MFA-locked and your personal Screeners.com account currently does not have MFA enabled, instead of the show’s episodes you will see a message asking you to “please enable multi-factor authentication to view this show” and a prompt to open your multi-factor authentication settings.
From here, the “What is MFA?” page will open, which will ask you if you wish to enable MFA for your 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 another device. Authy makes it easier to switch devices, as it allows you to backup and sync your accounts using a password that creates a secure key across multiple devices and device types.
- 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 a user enables or disables MFA for his or her account, users will not be logged out every time they use MFA to log in.
Disabling Multi-Factor Authentication
Disabling MFA on your Screeners.com account follows the same path as enabling it. Your personal MFA settings can be accessed in the drop-down logout menu, located in the top right of each Screeners.com page.
Click on your MFA settings and the Multi-factor Authentication page will pop up, allowing you to disable Multi-factor authentication for your account. You will not be logged out again after this.
Please note that while MFA is not enabled for your account, you will not be able to view any shows which are MFA-locked. If you decide to re-enable MFA, you will need to repair your device with Screeners.com, and you will be logged out again for security purposes.
Now that you've enabled Multi-factor Authentication for your account, learn how to log in here.