Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in AviontéBOLD - 05/03/2022 [RN]

Updated: 06/02/2022

 

NOTE: This is currently in an Early Adopter Program. Please open a ticket with Customer Support if you wish to join this program.

 

What?

Avionté is providing Multi-Factor Authentication in BOLD at no cost to our clients who wish to implement it.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two forms of identity verification before they’re allowed to log in to a website or application. Examples of methods are what the user knows, such as a password, and what the user has, such as a smartphone.  Texts, voice messages, or emails are used to verify identity after a password is entered. This is very similar to how Microsoft Office, Google GSuite, Amazon, and other online platforms work.

MFA is available for three user types: HCM Users, Managers, and Talent. It can be turned on or off for one, two, or all three of these user groups.

Why did we do that?

Passwords alone aren’t secure enough. From simple relaying and spraying attacks to the more sophisticated threats of spear-phishing and pharming, hackers have developed countless tried and tested methods of stealing credentials and gaining unauthorized access to private accounts.

In March 2022, Microsoft engineers said that 99.9% of the account compromise incidents they deal with could have been blocked by a multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution. MFA prevents intrusions and identity theft.

As a client/customer/user, why does this matter to you?

Our MFA solution offers an additional layer of security beyond passwords. It can provide you peace of mind that unauthorized access to your BOLD environment will be minimized.

Now What?

If you would like to request MFA to be activated for your organization, you can do so by clicking "Submit a request" at the top of the page. Then use the option "I would like an update specific to my Avionté application," and put "MFA Activation" in the subject line.

 

We can turn on MFA for clients two times per week. We are scheduling these activities so you can plan your communication and we are readily available to support the first login experience. We are targeting Tuesday mornings (8 AM Central) and Thursday mornings (8 AM Central) to turn on MFA each week for those who are ready. This schedule is subject to change.

 

Please note: If you elect to activate MFA for your organization, the login screen all users experience will change regardless of whether that user type is part of the MFA protocol. A screenshot of the new login screen is below.

 

To review an FAQ for MFA, click here: Avionté MFA FAQ – Support Center

 

To read the instructions for logging into BOLD with MFA, click here: Log in to AviontéBOLD with MFA 

 

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