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Two factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account and helps protect your Office 365 reporting data stored in Cogmotive Reports. If you enable Two Factor Authentication you will be required to log in with a One Time code that is generated via a Smartphone application in addition to your normal username and password.
We are making Two Factor Authentication available at no extra cost on all our plans as part of Cogmotive’s ongoing commitment to providing the most secure Office 365 Reporting platform possible.
Cogmotive’s Two Factor Authentication is based on the same technology that Microsoft uses, which is the industry-standard Time-Based One-Time Password Algorithm (RFC 6238). This means you can use any standard smartphone authentication app.
An authenticator app works by generating a new security code every 30 seconds. Once you have an authenticator app installed on your smart phone and paired with your account, you can always get a code – even if you have flight mode turned on, or are somewhere with no mobile reception. Authenticator apps are available for many smart phones today, and most of them will work with your Cogmotive account.
We recommend the following applications:
Once you have the correct Authenticator Application installed on your smart phone, log in to Cogmotive Reports and click on the Profile & Settings link in the left hand Navigation Menu.
Click the green Enable Two Factor Authentication button.
Open the Authenticator app on your phone and follow these instructions:
When you next log in to Cogmotive Reports, you will be prompted with the normal Username and Password box.
To disable Two Factor Authentication, click on the Profile & Settings page.
Click the blue 2 Factor Authentication Settings button.
You can now disable Two Factor Authentication by clicking the big red button.
If you have problems logging in, please try the following:
If you still have problems, please Contact Us.