Two-factor authentication enables you to increase the security of your Cockpit account. This feature adds an extra step of authentication to the basic login procedure for Cockpit.

You can enable or disable two-factor authentication at any moment in your Cockpit settings.

This feature is provided by inWebo, an identity protection system. Your inWebo account is automatically created when you enable two-factor authentication. You then need to create an inWebo password and enroll your browser as a trusted device to use this feature. For more information, see the official inWebo website.

You can also enroll additional browsers as trusted devices. For more information, see Managing Your Trusted Browsers for Two-Factor Authentication.

The following procedures are available:

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication for the First Time

Before you begin: Create an Outscale account. For more information, see Creating Your Outscale Account.

Create your inWebo account

  1. Log in to Cockpit.

  2. In the top bar, click your name. 
    A drop-down menu appears.

  3. In the drop-down menu, click Settings .
    The Settings page appears. 

  4. To enable two-factor authentication, switch the button to True.
    An email is automatically sent to your email address with an activation code for your inWebo account.

    inWebo only supports email addresses that contain the following characters: "a-z", "A-Z", "0-9" and "@ \ . _ -".

    You are automatically logged out from Cockpit after 10 seconds and redirected to the Cockpit login page.

    You can click Auto-logout to log out from Cockpit immediately.

  5. Log in to Cockpit.
    You are redirected to a new authentication page with a dialog box.

  6. In the Enter an inWebo Secure Site ID box, type the activation code received in the email at Step 4.

    The activation code is valid during 15 minutes. If you do not use it within this time frame, you need to log in to Cockpit again to receive another email with a new activation code.

  7. Click Validate.
    A dialog box appears.

Activate your inWebo account and log in to Cockpit

  1. In the dialog box, do the following actions:

    1. (optional) In the Name this trusted device box, type a name to identify your browser.

    2. In the Password box, type your inWebo password.

      This password must contain between 4 and 8 digits, with at least 2 different digits.

    3. In the Confirm password box, type the password again.

    4. In the Antiphishing seal box, type a secret sentence. This sentence is displayed every time you connect to help you confirm that you are on the right website.

    5. (optional) In the Email address box, type a new email address if you want to use another email address for your inWebo account.

  2. Click Activate inWebo.
    The inWebo authentication service is activated and your browser is enrolled as a trusted device.

  3. Click OK.
    A new dialog box appears.

  4. In the Password box, type your inWebo password.

  5. Click Connect.
    You are securely connected to your Cockpit account with two-factor authentication.

Once two-factor authentication is enabled, you can only use trusted browsers to connect to your Cockpit account. To enroll additional browsers as trusted devices, see Managing Your Trusted Browsers for Two-Factor Authentication.

Disabling Two-Factor Authentication

  1. Log in to Cockpit.

  2. In the top bar, click your name. 
    A drop-down menu appears.

  3. In the drop-down menu, click Settings .
    The Settings page appears.

  4. To disable two-factor authentication, switch the button to False.
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  5. Click Yes.
    Two-factor authentication is disabled for your account, and automatically for all the browsers you had enrolled as trusted devices.

If you want to disable two-factor authentication for a specific browser only, you can delete this browser from your trusted devices via your inWebo account. For more information, see Managing Your Trusted Browsers for Two-Factor Authentication.


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