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Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Bentley requires 2FA for most applications. Currently, Bentley is transitioning from DUO Security to Microsoft MFA.

At Bentley, users will authenticate via a push from the DUO or MFA app, or receive a verification code via text message or a phone call to access their accounts. 

Two Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, is a two-step verification method that requires a username and password and a second method of verification.  Many consumer email and online banking applications now incorporate this additional layer of account security. For most applications using 2FA, it is most common for users to retrieve a verification code from their cell phone, smartphone or other smart device to access their account. 

2FA is an important step in providing security beyond your password.  In addition to awareness programs and systematic updates to systems and computers, 2FA is an extra layer of security that protects against unauthorized access due to phishing and other password attacks.

DUO instructions

Microsoft MFA Instructions