About this article
This article will explain how to set up Multiple Authentication methods for a tenant. This will allow end-user to select the method they should authenticate with.
You will find the following sections in this support article:
- How to configure multiple authentication methods?
- Templafy Desktop and multiple authentication methods
- Templafy Webapp, web add-ins, and connectors with multiple authentication methods
How to configure multiple authentication methods?
After the multiple authentication methods module has been enabled, one will be instructed to give the existing method a “Login button name” that is recognizable for the users to identify as their authentication method.
- Provide a login button name
Adding additional authentication methods
After the existing authentication method has been given a user-friendly login button name it is now possible to add new authentication methods using the Add authentication method button.
Add authentication method
- Type in the name of the Authentication Id in the postfix
- Add a short description into the Login button name field
- Choose the desired authentication method type
- Set up the chosen authentication method type using the applicable guide below
- Confirm the validity of the information
It should be noted that:
Templafy Desktop and multiple authentication methods
The first time a user logs into Templafy Desktop, they will be met with the screen where they will be asked to select their authentication method. When the user logs into Templafy Desktop successfully, based on the user, Templafy Desktop will try to authenticate again using the previously selected authentication method. This process, whereby the step of choosing an authentication method is skipped based on the user, is repeated until the user manually logs out of the desktop application.
The step can be avoided altogether by deploying Templafy with
AuthenticationMethod parameter. The installation command would look as follows:
MSIEXEC /i TemplafyDesktop.[tenant].msi AUTHENTICATIONMETHOD="AuthenticationMethodId" ALLUSERS="1"
In case Templafy Desktop has already been deployed to the user’s machines without the
AuthenticationMethod parameter, a registry key can be additionally distributed or created manually.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Templafy Webapp, web add-ins, and connectors with multiple authentication methods
In a browser, Templafy will remember the selection of the authentication method by the user until the cookie expired (24 hours) or the cache/cookies have been cleared. When the token expires, users will be prompted to select their login method again.