Multi-Factor Authentication provides an additional level of security for your account. By requiring an additional, unique, and individual passcode connected to your account, generated by an authentication app on your mobile device, Barracuda Managed Workplace can be sure that you are the one logging in to your account.
If your Administrator has set up multi-factor authentication on your account, you need two forms of identification to log in to your Barracuda Managed Workplace account:
- your login credentials
- a unique passcode generated by an authentication app
Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication Prerequisite
To set up multi-factor authentication on your account, you need a functional multi-factor authentication app on your mobile device.
You can use any TOTP authentication app, but the suggested apps are:
- Google Authenticator
- Microsoft Authenticator
The multi-factor authentication app generates a new, secure passcode on a regular basis. You need to input this passcode on the login page each time you log in to Barracuda Managed Workplace.
Once your multi-factor authentication is set up, you always need your mobile device to generate the passcode before you log in to Barracuda Managed Workplace. You won't be able to generate a passcode using your laptop, desktop, or another mobile device.
Ensure your mobile device's time is set automatically. Devices with their time set manually may not sync properly with Barracuda Managed Workplace, resulting in mismatched passcodes.
To Set up Multi-Factor Authentication
If an administrator enables multi-factor authentication on your account, you will be sent to a configuration window when you attempt to log in with your username and password.
- Download and set up a TOTP authentication app.
Navigate to your Barracuda Managed Workplace log in page.
Enter your username, password, and VAR name (if required).
On the Multi-Factor Authentication Configuration page, click Continue.
On your mobile device, start your authentication app and follow the procedure to set up an account by scanning the Barracuda Managed Workplace QR code displayed on the screen.
You can also set up the account using use the displayed Account and Key.
- When you receive the 6-digit passcode in your authentication app, enter it in the box.
You have five chances and 15 minutes to enter the correct passcode, or you have to restart this process.
- Click Continue.
Once you have multi-factor authentication set up, you have to log in.
To Log in to an Account that has Multi-Factor Authentication
- Start the authentication app on your mobile device.
- Navigate to your Barracuda Managed Workplace log in page.
- Type your user name, password, and VAR domain, if required.
- Click Log In.
- Type the 6-digit passcode from your authentication app.
- Click Continue.