To add a layer of security to your synology, you can enable 2-step verification. Here is how you do it:
You will need either:
- an iphone or ipad to install an authenticator app
- or an android phone
- or a blackberry, to be able to authenticate yourself. (Continue reading for more details).
Log in your synology and Click on “Admin” and “Options”:
Click on “Enable 2-step verification” and a new window will appear:
Click on “Next”:
Confirm your email and click on “Next”: (this email address will be used to send you the code if you lose your phone)
You need to install the authenticator, I will use Google (I have masked the QR code on the picture). Here are the links to the app in the different devices:
Let’s do this on the iphone. After you download the the app, open it and click on the pen (circled in red on the picture):
Click on the “plus” symbol:
Now you have two choices, either you scan the code, or you input the details manually (see the link in blue in the previous synology step):
Once you have done it, the new account will be registered in your app:
Click “Next” on the synology verification wizard:
And you will be prompted to write the 6-digit number that you see on the app.
And you are done:
What happens now? Well, every time you try to log in as ADMIN, you will have to open your app, retrieve a new code and entering after your normal login procedure:
Lost your phone?
If your mobile device is lost, you can click the Lost phone? link, and an emergency code will be sent to the email address you specified during the set-up: