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How to Enable Multifactor Authentication for SSH on Linux Systems

Enable Multifactor Authentication for SSH on Linux

  1. Navigate to Systems in the Administrator console and open the details of the system
  2. Under Multifactor Authentication, select the Enable check box

    Note: If Public Key Authentication is selected, at the same time as MFA, Public Key will take precedence and users will not be prompted for a verification code.
  3. Users must obtain an application to generate TOTP tokens and validate their TOTP key 
  4. Test:
    $ ssh auser@
    Verification code: 
    Welcome to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-28-generic x86_64)
     * Documentation:
    188 packages can be updated.
    0 updates are security updates.
    The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
    the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
    individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
    Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
    applicable law.

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017 11:28AM MDT

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