The Nextweb platform has acquired a multi-factor authentication solution which is powered by Incapsula, a leading solution provider for web security.
The CMS login pages would be progressively protected with MFA using this solution, and you may read the guides on how to complete the MFA activation as well as how to get past the MFA challenge when it is presented to you.
What is MFA?
MFA stands for "Multi-Factor Authentication" which is becoming more and more prevalent in today's web environments in the name of security. It simply means having at least 1 or more additional means of authentication before you will be allowed access to a secured web resource. Internet banking and many popular websites like Google and Facebook are already employing this and you may already be familiar with how it works.
This is an additional layer of security and the underlying Nextweb login will still be required once you have cleared the MFA challenge.
For Nextweb, three MFA options are available to you - email, SMS and Google Authenticator. The email method is the default one, and you may also optionally enrol yourself for SMS and/or Google Authenticator if you wish.
The Nextweb team will not be able to do the enrolment and activation steps for you - you will need to get it done by yourself. The Nextweb team however, can be contacted for assistance should you need it.
If you are ready for MFA and have been enrolled into the MFA by the Nextweb team, you may proceed to read on how to activate your account for MFA and how to get past the MFA challenge once it is presented to you.
What then, is 2FA? Is it the same as MFA or something different?
2FA stands for "Two Factor Authentication" which means besides your usual website login, there is one additional authentication required on top of it. The term "2FA" is currently used inter-changably with "MFA" as it is usually just 2 factor and not more than that. Perhaps in the future when more websites use more than 2 factors, the term 2FA will be dropped in place of the more generic MFA which covers 2 or more authentication layers.