2FA for app and mon servers¶
As part of the SecureDrop installation process, you will need to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) using the FreeOTP app for both the Application and Monitor Servers.
Connect to each of the servers using
ssh and run
Follow the prompts, saying “yes” when prompted for a “yes/no” response. When
you’ve finished, open the FreeOTP app on your smartphone and
follow the steps below.
We recommend using FreeOTP to generate two-factor authentication tokens because it is Free Software. However, if it does not work for you for any reason, alternatives exist:
- Tap the QR code symbol at the top
- Scan the barcode using your phone’s camera
A new entry will automatically be added to the list. If you wish to edit this entry and give it a new name, do the following:
- Tap on the three vertical dots at the right of the line
To get a two-factor authentication token tap on the line. Six digits will show: they are the token. A timer to the left shows how much of the 30 seconds remains before it expires. If it is about to expire you can just wait and a new token will display and you’ll have 30 seconds to use it.
Once you’ve properly set up the first server, repeat these steps again on the other.