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  • By Josh Staples
    Elevated Authentication with Authy Elevated Authentication with Authy

    Intro

    Account security is difficult. Make the requirements too onerous, and no one will adopt your solution; make it too simple, and fraudsters will surely be able to circumvent any protection you provide. In this post, we’ll discuss how to use the Authy product to provide solutions for both regular and high-value users using features present in the Authy product suite. Before we outline that approach, it is best to understand how the current Authy user model and multi-device feature both work.

    Authy User Model

    There is a one to one correlation between a user’s phone number and their Authy ID. The user’s Authy ID is created or provided when you register the user with your service’s workflow. This Authy ID is core to how the Authy API interacts with end-users.

    If you’re initiating two-factor authentication (2FA) via any of Authy’s authentication channels, the Authy ID is the only piece …

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  • By Josh Staples
    Fraud Prevention with Twilio Account Security Lookup + Verify for Account Security Best Practices

    Intro

    Twilio helps a variety of customers in combating fraud. From banks to dating apps, customer use-cases and approaches to addressing fraud can vary, but there are certain best practices that are almost universal. Below are a few of the suggestions we make when engaging with customers.

    Number Format Standardization

    There are a number of ways phone numbers can be formatted. But in order to ensure that each device has a globally unique number, you’ll want to save them in a format referred to as E.164. You can check if the number is valid as well as correctly formatted with the basic Lookup API call. This basic Lookup API …

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  • By Josh Staples
    Secure FreeRADIUS VPN Users With Twilio 2FA TwilioandFreeRadiusBanner

    Update October 2020

    For new development, we encourage you to use the Verify API instead of the Authy API. The Verify API is an evolution of the Authy API with continued support for SMS, voice, and email one-time passcodes, an improved developer experience and new features including:

    This blog post uses the Authy API. The Authy API will continue to be maintained, but any new features and development will be on the Verify API. Check out the FAQ for more information and Verify API Reference to get started.

    FreeRADIUS is the most widely deployed RADIUS server in the world, supplying many Fortune 500 companies and Tier 1 ISPs with the means for world class authentication. With more than 50,000 sites and over 100 million people using …

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  • By Josh Staples
    Easily Manage Team Access To The Twilio Console Twilio Bug Logo

    While we may not admit to ever uttering the cliched phrase “teamwork makes the dream work,” we absolutely believe in the power of teams. That’s why Twilio has made it simple to configure and manage the team you have assigned to access your Twilio Console.

    For purposes of this post, we’re focusing on account setup and user management in relation to Twilio’s Authy two-factor authentication (2FA) solution, but the processes outlined below apply to all users of the Twilio Console regardless of the integration you’re working with.

    If this is your first time setting up a Twilio account, you’ll have to enable 2FA in order to create an Authy app. View our blog article about “Securing your Twilio Account With 2FA” for step-by-step instructions.

    Single-User Tenant

    The Single-User Tenant is the most common user-type on the Twilio platform. In this scenario, the user act as the account administrator, …

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  • By Josh Staples
    Onboarding Authy Users Authy Logo – white background

    Update October 2020

    For new development, we encourage you to use the Verify API instead of the Authy API. The Verify API is an evolution of the Authy API with continued support for SMS, voice, and email one-time passcodes, an improved developer experience and new features including:

    This blog post uses the Authy API. The Authy API will continue to be maintained, but any new features and development will be on the Verify API. Check out the FAQ for more information and Verify API Reference to get started.

    Twilio customers have several options for using devices to authenticate users. Here’s how to onboard your users with our best known solution, Authy two-factor authentication (2FA).

    User Enrollment

    When users enable Authy 2FA, your app will need to …

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  • By Josh Staples
    Quick and Easy 2FA: Adding Authy to a NodeJS App screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-10-35-58-am

    Update October 2020

    For new development, we encourage you to use the Verify API instead of the Authy API. The Verify API is an evolution of the Authy API with continued support for SMS, voice, and email one-time passcodes, an improved developer experience and new features including:

    This blog post uses the Authy API. The Authy API will continue to be maintained, but any new features and development will be on the Verify API. Check out the FAQ for more information and Verify API Reference to get started.

    When first discussing Authy with potential customers, one of my favorite points of discussion is how easy it is to add our product to a pre-existing infrastructure. Typically we see engineering teams adding Authy within a couple of …

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