How to set up Microsoft two-step verification for Dashboards

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by James Donaghy
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This guide will help you set up two-step verification (or 2FA) with Microsoft so that you can set it up with Dashboards. On every Dashboard, your encrypted credentials are stored securely in the cloud and not on any local devices, allowing you to securely display dashboards.

Please note that this setup requires that you are already using authentication services Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator.

 

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How to obtain your secret key credentials from Microsoft

If your organization uses Microsoft two-step verification or 2FA to log in to your required Dashboard, then you'll need an Account name and Secret Key from Microsoft to input during your Dashboard configuration.

Here's a video on how to get those credentials:

 

How to set up your Dashboard with 2-Step Verification

 

Now that we have our credentials, let's set up our Dashboard. Please follow the steps below to learn how to do this.
 

Step 1: Download the Google Authenticator app on your mobile phone. You can also use the Microsoft Authenticator app, however, you'll still need to follow the steps in the video above when getting your secret key, and select 'I want to use a different authenticator app'. The reason for this is that there are two different types of secret key formats, and the instructions above will give you the correct one. But once you have the correct secret key, you can use the Microsoft Authenticator app to create your account.

Step 2: Once you have your Account name and Secret Key from Microsoft, store those credentials somewhere safe.

Step 3: Add an account in your Google or Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile phone, and enter your Account name and Secret Key.

Step 4: Go to ScreenCloud and set up your Dashboard as normal.

Step 5: Once you've finished recording your journey, navigate to the Dashboard configuration step where you'll see an error message, indicated below:

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Step 6: Enter a credential name and your secret key in the fields below:

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Step 7: Click 'Save', and then 'Save and Preview' top right. Wait for the Dashboard to load. Once it loads, successfully, the Dashboard is ready to display on your screens.

 
For more information on ScreenCloud Dashboards, please see our Dashboards section. If you don't find the help you need or have some feedback for the feature, please feel free to reach out to our support team at support@screencloud.com or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.

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