Setting up Trusona for Joomla using 2-Step Verification with TOTP

This guide details the steps required to set up Trusona as a 2-step verification authenticator with TOTP for Joomla

Installing the Trusona App

Before you get started with the instructions below you'll need to install and register with the Trusona App.

  1. Download the Trusona App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Follow the registration steps in the App.
  3. Verify your email by clicking the link from Trusona.
  4. You're setup and ready to go!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Joomla Two-Factor Authentication Doc

1. Log in to the Backend of Joomla

Log in to your Joomla Backend

2. User Manager Setup

Go to the User Manager page, and click on Edit a User, and then select the Two-Factor Authentication tab.

In the offchance that there is no Two-Factor Authentication tab beinf displayed, you will need to install the correct associated plugin. Go to Plugin Manager and select the Two Factor Plugins. There is generally one for Google Authenticator and one for Yubikey. Select the Google Authenticator option and return to the User Manager page to try again.

Access the Two-Factor Authentication tab
Access the Two-Factor Authentication tab

3. Using the Trusona App as the Authenticator

While the page may only show that you can use Google Authenticator for the setup, the Trusona app will work just as well. Make sure to have it installed on your mobile device before proceeding.

4. Scan the QR Code

A QR code will be shown on the screen.

  1. Open the Trusona app, and tap on the Settings menu
  2. Tap 2-step verification (TOTP)
  3. Scan the QR code
  4. Type in the number you see from the Trusona app
Scanning the code
Scanning the code
Entering the code
Entering the code

5. Finalize

Enter the code from the app into the screen, then click Save and Close It should now show that two-factor authentication is enabled

Setup complete! The next time you log in to Joomla and are prompted for a One-time passcode, you can use the Trusona app to log in.

Finalize
Finalize

Integrations

Desktop
IAM and SSO
PAM
Productivity
RADIUS
VPN

Guides

Get started guides
Implementation guides
Users guides

SDKs

Mobile SDKs
Server SDKs
Web SDKs

APIs

Authentication Service
ID Proofing Service

TOTP

Business
E-commerce
Finance
Productivity
Social
Gaming
Other