How to setup secure 2-factor authentication

Overview

This document provides instructions on how to setup secure 2-Step verification using Google Authenticator and Ultimate member Google Authenticator extension.

Installing & activating

To add the Google Authenticator extension to your site please do the following:

  1. Download the plugin zip folder from your account on ultimatemember.com
  2. Install the plugin by uploading it to your site by going to Plugins -> Add new -> Upload plugin.
  3. On the upload plugin page click on the “Choose file” button and select the Google Authenticator zip folder from your computer.
  4. Once the file um-google-authenticator.zip appears on the screen click the “Install now” button to install the plugin.
  5. Wait until “Plugin installed successfully” message appears.
  6. Click the “Activate plugin” link to complete the activation.
Signing into your account on your website will require both your password and a verification code which you can generate using

Google Authenticator app: 

iPhone/iPad

Android

Activating 2-Step verification

On the Ultimate member Account page go to the Security tab and check "Enable two-factor authentication".
Scan QR code on the Security tab using Google authenticator application using your phone or tablet.

Login using 2-step verification

On the next login, the 2-step verification form will appear and users will be prompted to enter verification code from Google Authenticator application.