The second configurable tab is Security Preferences. This section contains your login credentials, security questions and answers if you forget your password, along with customizable account management content.
The Login Credentials allows you to reset the password for your account, rather than using the “Forgot Password” option on the login screen, and using a temporary password to log in.
Once you’ve provided a new password, click the Save button.
To assist with creating a safe and secure password for your account, a Password Strength meter has been added.
In order to use the Forgot Password function, you’ll need to provide three different security questions, with corresponding answers. A random security question will be selected when you attempt to reset your password for your account.
Click Save once you’ve provided all three security questions and answers, or click the Reset button to restore your previous security questions and answers.
The Inactivity Timeout section gives you control of when the UI Portal will automatically sign you out of your account for inactivity. Select a time limit from the drop-down menu, and then click the Save button.
The Password Expiration section allows you to determine how often your password needs to be reset. Select an option from the drop-down menu, and then click the Save button.
Two Factor Authentication
Two Factor Mobile Authentication provides additional UltraDNS Managed Services Portal (UltraDNS Portal) access security beyond a login ID and Password. This is an optional feature that users can choose to enable at no extra expense.
Users can select between SMS (Text) Based Two Factor Authentication, or QR Code Based Two Factor Authentication. Both options will require a six-digit verification code to be provided every time the user's Username tries to log into the portal.
To enable Two Factor Authentication for your account, select Enabled from the drop-down menu.
If you ever wish to disable Two Factor Authentication for your account, navigate back to this screen, and select Disabled from the drop-down menu.
User Level Allowed IP Ranges
The User Level Allowed IP Ranges allows you to specify the IP addresses that your individual account can access the UI Portal from, unlike the Accounts section – Account Level Allowed IP Ranges which restricts which IPs that the overall Account name can access the UI Portal from.