Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

You can use VFP’s Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for two-step, enhanced-security protection from data breaches and hackers.

For Administrators: to learn about configuring MFA for your project, see Configure Multi-Factor Authentication.

To enable MFA for yourself, you must first opt-in to a second layer of authentication via a smart phone through a service such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, or Authy. Once you download the authentication app, you can use the app’s built-in QR code scanner to scan a QR code within a new “Enable Multi-Factor Authentication” link on the Select an Enterprise screen once you log in to VFP. The scanned code, in turn, provides you with a 6-digit, time-sensitive code that you must then enter to authorize the MFA feature.
Note: A blue lock appears on projects which your administrator has required you to use MFA.
Note: The Explorer and Outlook plugins do not support the authentication mechanism required for MFA. If you enable MFA, you must first upgrade to Desktop, or use the web or mobile app.
  1. Download a 2-step verification app to your phone (examples: Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Authy).
  2. Log in to Viewpoint For Projects™.
    The Select an Enterprise window appears.
  3. Under Other Options, click the View or Manage Your Personal Details link.
    The Personal Settings window appears.
  4. Under Options, click the Enable Multi-Factor Authentication link.
    The Multi-Factor Authentication SignUp window appears.
  5. Use the built-in QR code reader in your downloaded Google Authenticator (or other authenticating application) to scan the QR code on the Multi-Factor Authentication SignUp window.
    The authenticator provides you with a 6-digit code.
  6. Enter the 6-digit code into the Code field of the Multi-Factor Authentication SignUp window, and click Submit.
    The MFA Enabled notification window appears.
Authentication is valid for 24 hours. After the 24-hour period, you will be required to enter a new unique 6-digit code (generated by the authenticator app on your smart phone) into the Code field of the Multi-Factor authentication screen.