Two-Factor Authentication

SmartSurvey Accounts can now get the extra security offered by using two-factor authentication (2FA).

This works by sending a code to an identified device owned by the account holder, which the user has to enter in addition to the usual credentials.

There are two main ways to set up 2FA on your SmartSurvey Account – Using a third-party app (Google Authenticator or Authy, which are both available on iOS and Android) or directly using SMS. SMS authentication is only available to Enterprise-level accounts.

Setting up 2FA using an app.

 

  1. To start with, install and set up Google Authenticator or Authy on your device.
  2. In your SmartSurvey Dashboard, open the “My Account” section, and choose “Two-factor Authentication” from the “Security” options on the left.
  3. Click "Enable” for Standard Authentication.
  4. On the next screen, you’ll see a large QR code. Open the authenticator app and tap the “+” icon to add a new login.
  5. Your app will ask you to scan a barcode, so point your phones camera at the screen. When it successfully scans the code, click “Next Step”.
  6. On this page, enter the code shown in your app on the box, and click “Next Step”.
  7. To finish, re-enter you SmartSurvey password, and the link between you SmartSurvey account and Authenticator app will be made.
  8. Now, when you want to log in to SmartSurvey, you’ll need to open the app and enter the appropriate code the app shows you, after entering your username and password.

Disabling Standard 2FA

 

  1. In your SmartSurvey Dashboard, open the “My Account” section, and choose “Two-factor Authentication” from the “Security” options on the left.
  2. ​Click "Disable" next to Standard Authentication.
  3. ​You will be required to enter your password and the authetication code from the app
  4. Click "Disable 2FA"
  5. ​Standard 2FA will be disabled.

Setting up 2FA using SMS (Enterprise Only)

  1. In your SmartSurvey Dashboard, open the “My Account” section, and choose “Two-factor Authentication” from the “Security” options on the left.
  2. Click "Enable" for SMS Authentication.
  3. On the next page, you'll see a box to enter a phone number. choose the appropriate country flag, then enter the number, omitting the first "0" if there is one.
  4. Click "Send SMS".
  5. You should receive a five-digit code Via SMS. Enter this code and your SmartSurvey Password, then Click "Enable 2FA"

Disabling SMS 2FA

  1. In your SmartSurvey Dashboard, open the “My Account” section, and choose “Two-factor Authentication” from the “Security” options on the left.
  2. ​Click "Disable" next to SMS Authentication.
  3. ​Click "Send SMS" to receive an authentication code.
  4. ​Enter the Code and your SmartSurvey Password into the boxed provided.
  5. Click "Disable 2FA"
  6. SMS 2FA will be disabled

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