Two-factor authentication adds a second level of authentication to an account log-in. When you have to enter only your username and one password, that is considered a single-factor authentication. 2FA requires the user to have two out of three types of credentials before being able to access an account. The three types are:
- Something you know, such as a personal identification number (PIN), password or a pattern
- Something you have, such as an ATM card, phone, or fob
- Something you are, such as a biometric like a fingerprint or voice print
Naturally, biometric options aren't practical for our purposes, but thanks to apps like Google Authenticator, we are able to offer support for using your phone, tablet, or other device as a second factor to increase your account's security.
Two-factor authentication can be enabled on your account through the User CP (Control Panel) on the Descendent Studios Website. (link)
Two-factor authentication is available on mobile devices using the Google Authenticator app for Android Eclair 2.1 or newer, Apple iOS 5.0 or later, and BlackBerry OS versions 4.5 through 7.0 and on Windows Phone using the Microsoft Authenticator app. There are also a variety of options for authentication using non-mobile devices such as desktop computers, as well as cross-platform apps for synchronizing authentication across multiple devices.
Descendent Studios implements Google Authenticator on our website and services. Other authentication apps and/or devices may be compatible, however Descendent Studios assumes no responsibility for testing or maintaining compatibility with other autentication apps/devices. The information regarding alternative apps provided above is strictly informational in nature, issues with these apps should be take up with their respective developers.