Managing Two-Factor Authentication

Users who are unable to sign in to the Admin with two-factor authentication (2FA) can try to sync or troubleshoot the problem. You can also reset the authenticator(s) associated with the account. When reset, the user must sign in again and reconfigure the required authenticator(s).

If you have trouble signing in with 2FA, consider the following:

  • Some mobile apps include synchronization options. This option reconnects the app and server, and synchronizes the time settings on the device and server.
  • Revoking a device or resetting an authenticator can help users connect.
  • Clearing web cache and cookies for the Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source installation can also help. Authenticators, like Google, use generated cookies to save access and duration. Clear the cookies for your specific browser and store domain.
  • Blocking cookies prevents some authenticators, such as Google Authenticator, from completing the verification process. Add a rule to your browser that allows cookies for your Adobe Commerce installation.

To reset authenticators from the command line and more advanced troubleshooting information, see Two-Factor Authentication in the developer documentation.

Reset authenticators for a user account

To reset 2FA providers for other users, you must be an administrator with All permissions, or have Custom permissions for your role with System > Permissions > Two Factor Auth and System > Permissions > All Users selected. To learn more, see User Roles.

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to System > Permissions > All Users.

  2. Select the user and open the account in edit mode.

  3. Scroll down to the Current User Identity Verification section and enter Your Password.

  4. In the left panel, click 2FA.

  5. In the Configuration reset section, click Reset and OK to confirm.

    User account - 2FA Enable 2FA for user

    If the user wants to restore the required 2FA method(s) to their account, they must reconfigure each from the Sign On page.

  6. When complete, click Save User.