What is two-factor authentication and how does it work?

What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your AEGIS account.  It is designed to ensure that you're the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password.

How it works

With two-factor authentication, you'll need to provide two pieces of information—your password and the six-digit verification code that's emailed to you during the login process. By entering that code, the user verifies that they still have access to the current business e-mail account, on record with AEGIS. 

Example:

  1. Go to: https://www.aegislink.com
  2. Click > Login.
  3. Enter your credentials and click next. 
    You will be notified on-screen that a verification email has been sent to your current business e-mail address, and it will expire in 5 minutes. 
  4. Enter the verification code received.
  5. Choose if you would like to trust/" Remember this browser for 90 days".  
  6. Click > submit.
    You will then be an authenticated user and taken to the My AEGIS section of the website.

Verification codes

A verification code is a temporary code sent to your current business e-mail address on record for your account with AEGIS, when you sign in from an untrusted browser.

  • Verification codes expire 5 minutes from initial login.  
  • A countdown timer is presented on the Two-factor page were you enter your verification code.

Trusted browser

A trusted browser is a browser on a machine your own, or control access and usage of.  Public kiosks or computers at a coffee shop, internet cafĂ© or public library are NOT considered trusted browsers.

By Checking  the "Remember this browser for 90 days" checkbox, you will not be asked for a verification code on that browser again unless you clear your cookies or 90 days passes since your last verification.