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The use of two or more authentication methods to the login process, which brings an additional layer of security.
Other than a username and password, with multi-factor authentication logging in to a service will also require a piece of information that is provided exclusively to the user, such as a single-use code that’s sent directly to an email address or telephone.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is the most commonly type of Multi-Factor Authentication seen in the industry.
Definition of "Multi-Factor Authentication" by Chat GPT: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires more than one form of authentication to verify a user's identity. This could include a combination of something the user knows (such as a password), something the user has (such as a security token or smartphone), or something the user is (such as a biometric identifier).« Back to Glossary Index