How to enable Two-Factor Authentication for Plesk

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Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Plesk

In this article, you will learn how you can enable two-factor authentication for your Plesk admin. Please follow the instructions below.

Prerequisites

  • A Plesk User
  • Google Authenticator on your phone, or another software/password manager where you can scan the QR code which generates the one-time codes.

Step 1: Log in to Plesk

Go to https://plesk.snel.com:8443/ and log in.

Step 2: Install Google Authenticator

Install “Google Authenticator” plugin

Step 3: Enable Google Authenticator

Navigate to Extensions -> Google Authenticator . Select Enable Multi-factor Authentication and scan the QR code.

qr code plesk

The “Remember Device” functionality will cause your browser to remember your Google Authenticator authentication information for a certain period of days. Clearing the browser cache will enforce a new authentication process. You should use this feature only on your personal devices!

Enter the verification code. You also need to enable the following options:

  • Enable “Remember Device” functionality
  • Pre-select “Remember Device” checkbox
  • Remember device in days “30”

Click “OK” to save the changes and activate the Two-factor authentication for your Plesk user.

plesk 2fa

Step 5: Re-login to test two-factor authentication

Log out and re-login to Directadmin to check if two-factor authentication is working. Once the username and password are entered correctly, it will ask for your one-time code:

google 2fa plesk

Conclusion

In this article, we have shown how to enable and use two-factor authentication for your Plesk admin user.

 

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