Authy 2FA posts
The username and password are dead! Well, not really. But considering the times we live in, it’s dangerous to rely on them alone. Computers are getting faster and better at guessing our passwords. And there are numerous databases containing stolen passwords roaming the web. Consequently, you also need to use Two-factor Authentication (2FA) in order to keep your account safe.
- A basic working understanding of PHP and Symfony
- PHP 7.4
- A Twilio account
- The Authy app
- The Symfony CLI
Let's get started
To get started, create a new Symfony project, named
2-fa-demo, and switch to the newly created project’s directory using the commands below.
symfony new 2-fa-demo cd 2-fa-demo
Next, you need to install …
Sometimes, you want your application to confirm user identities even when they are logged in. This is especially useful for sensitive routes and actions like deleting a user-owned resource, updating a delivery address, or completing a financial transaction where you want to be sure that the user’s session hasn’t been hijacked. This process is called re-authentication and is supported by the Laravel framework out of the box with the
In this tutorial, we will implement a new Laravel middleware that asks users to verify themselves before allowing them to access select routes. Our sample application is a notes application where we need to confirm a user’s identity before they can delete an existing note. The verification is done using a code sent to their Authy application, though you can replace that with a regular SMS if you so chose.
Jump directly to the Implement the Verification Middleware section …
We're excited to announce that we have expanded our Verify solution to include a Push channel. Built using trusted Public Key Cryptography, Verify Push enables customers to validate users during sign up, login, and transactions without the risks, hassles or costs of One-Time Passcodes (OTPs). This end-to-end API service allows customers to add a low-friction, secure, cost-effective, “push verification” factor into their application flows.
Companies use a One-Time Passcode (OTP) sent via SMS or Voice to confirm possession of a phone. With widespread prevalence of mobile phones capable of receiving an SMS or voice call, companies have for many years used these channels as primary options for a second factor in verifying user identity. Email is another great option for verifying users. With almost universal reach, it can supplement SMS and Voice as a verification channel.
Since its inception in 2015, Twilio Verify has been working with companies …
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is one of the most effective ways to increase the security of online accounts and consequently reduce online identity theft. The 2FA implementation used by most applications is based on the Time-based One-Time Password algorithm, which requires users to read a numeric code from a hardware token generator or smartphone app and enter it on an application’s website to confirm their login attempts.
Unfortunately, many users find this extra login procedure tedious and inconvenient. There have been efforts to simplify the 2FA flow with the goal of increasing adoption.
A new method that is gaining popularity is Push Authentication, where instead of expecting a numeric code, the application server sends a push notification to the user’s smartphone. The only action for the user is to tap a button in this notification to confirm that the login attempt is legitimate.
In this article, I will go …