Two factor authentication (2FA) is required for users having privilege to manager personal data in Polaris. This means if the user has one of the following roles in one of his
units (home/guest units):
- Polaris admin
- Admin (all rights) with Units below with or without export
- Unit Admin (all rights)
- Member administrator
user will be requested to enter a PIN when he enters the menu "Polaris
admin" (he switches to the back-end) The current unit where he switches
to the back-end, or in which he has the role is not meaningful.
The PIN is generated by Polaris and sent to the user by e-mail to the address the user has used to
The PIN entry is required when the user has logged-in by entering his username
& password, or by using the password saved in the browser. The PIN is no longer valid after log-out.
PIN entry is not required when the user gets into Polaris via the "stay
connected" feature and his last login date is no longer then one week
in the past. The stay-connected feature is based on cookies saved on the particular user device
which can be considered as his own property. Admins using Polaris very often will not be annoyed by the PIN entry.
Using Polaris on different devices DOES NOT require to enter the PIN on each device. The PIN is stored in the database and is valid for any device within the time period of one week.
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