Two-Factor-Authentication is now live

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2 years 6 months ago #182780 by cdorin
We are excited to announce that we have finally launched our Two-Factor-Authentication plugin! You can use 2FA on any of your LimeSurvey instances hosted with us. Please let us know what are your thoughts about it.

Please note that the plugin is not yet part of LimeSurvey Community Edition. Therefore, please create a free account on limesurvey.org to try it. The 2FA plugin will be part of the Community Edition in one of the upcoming releases! So, stay tuned!

To activate this plugin, please check the following article: www.limesurvey.org/about-us/blog/2163-en...uthentication-plugin

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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #182795 by DenisChenu

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2 years 6 months ago #182854 by cdorin
Reported :). Thanks @DenisChenu!

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2 years 3 months ago #186447 by blocka
I have a university user who is interested in having this plugin available to their locally hosted instance.

Is this plugin available for self-hosted LS instances?

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2 years 3 months ago #186451 by jelo

Is this plugin available for self-hosted LS instances?

Not yet released.

As stated in the announcement it is planned to be part of the Community edition too.

The 2FA plugin will be part of the Community Edition in one of the upcoming releases!


The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users

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2 years 3 months ago #186454 by cdorin
Hello blocka. If you have premium, you can find it here: www.limesurvey.org/limestore (the same one we use on our LS instances)

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2 years 3 months ago #186457 by blocka
I am indeed a Premium member -- thanks so much, I hadn't even thought to look in the store!

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2 years 3 months ago #186462 by jelo

The 2FA plugin will be part of the Community Edition in one of the upcoming releases!

Is the statement still valid? Part of the Community edition is not the case at the moment.
E.g. the LimeStore premium plugin has to be downloaded and installed. ComfortUpdate is not updating the plugin.

If you have premium, you can find it here: www.limesurvey.org/limestore (the same one we use on our LS instances)


The direct URL is this:
www.limesurvey.org/limestore?view=extensiondetails&id=49

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users
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2 years 3 months ago #186507 by cdorin
Hey @jelo. Yes, the statement is still valid. We will need to discuss in the near future when it will become part of CE.


And thanks for providing extra clarifications about the usage of the plugin.

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2 years 3 months ago #186509 by blocka
The implementation of this plugin is fantastic! I've tested with Google Authenticator only at this point, but if the other methods work as well, it will be super to have this released to CE !
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2 years 3 months ago #186526 by blocka
I have a suggestion:

I have noted is that if I set Force 2FA to Yes in the plugin settings, then on the login page, I still see "AuthKey (optional)"...

It might make sense to remove the text "(optional)" since if a user has enabled 2FA for their account, this is no longer true and AuthKey is mandatory for them.

Else maybe:

1) have login page show username + password, and then when user clicks on click "Login", check to see if they have 2FA enabled, and if so, display the AuthKey request their code.


2) Or (slicker) after completing and exiting username field, do AJAX call to see if 2FA enabled for that user account, and then reveal password and AuthKey field if required.
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #186575 by markusfluer
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Hey thank you for your review.
I'm the original author of the 2FA plugin.

Of course the (optional) should be removed in case that the 2fa is forced. I will see to make that happen as quickly as possible.

It is quite hard to get the 2-parted authentication smoothly looking via the limesurvey internal login system. We went for a stable and secure integration rather than for something that is visually pleasing in the first draft.
For a second refactoring I will try to add the "second stage" login as you've described here.
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2 years 3 months ago #186738 by blocka
Thanks for considering the suggestion Markus!

Another thought is it would be more logical (I think) if instead of having the 2-Factor-Settings in the 1st level of the top right menu, it was instead located in the same sub-menu as the My Account and Logout

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2 years 2 months ago #187634 by jljansen
This is great news!
Want on to install the plugin. The plugins show up at the administrator page.
When a normal user wants to set his 2FA the message "You don't have permission to enter this page!" is shown.
Which permissions should a regular user have to view his 2FA page?

Also agree with blocka to locate this button to the sub-menu of the My Account menu
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2 years 2 months ago #187676 by cdorin
Hello jljansen,
If you self-host your instance, please try again the plugin. If you are using our hosting services, please wait for the next update.
Thanks for the report :) .

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