Onshape Offers Two Factor Authentication : Did you know that your personal data or (IP) on cloud was considered to be a nightmare few years back as some one might steal your data and move away. On the other hand, security of the CAD Data was considered to be top priority by designers and engineers when CAD was first introduced to the cloud. Although there was resistance to adopting CAD on Cloud, time has changed where in now CAD Data on cloud is considered to be a safe solution as compared to leaving in your company’s server or your desktop machine.
Is my CAD Data Secure in the cloud ?
In today’s scenario, with Desktop CAD, there are possibilities of your design data being shared or stolen through email / thumb drive / storage devices etc. Although this issue is sorted out when you work on a laptop, but there are other possible situations which can lead to connecting unsecured networks leading to probable virus attack or the network designed to steal your personal information.
So, in today’s post, we will see how to enable Onshape Two Factor Authentication
Onshape Offers Two Factor Authentication
When you Register for a new Onshape Account you will be able to access Onshape using your email and password that you registered during setting up your account. Onshape provides the support of enabling / accessing your account any place any time. Hence using sophisticated hardware and software installations relevant to your Onshape requirement is not much and also requirement of dot net files for updating your windows version is not needed when working with Onshape software. Once you are aware that Onshape requires you to remember your username and password for accessing your CAD files, these become essential prerequisites for a user. However there are situations where a user tends to save the user name and password in the computer where Onshape is to be worked frequently and in any given instance, when a new user or another user from the same company access your computer, security of your project or IP is lost. Hence using Two Factor Authentication becomes mandatory.
How to access / enable two factor authentication ?
Step 1: Login to your Onshape Account
Step 2: At the Top Right Corner of the Onshape Account Click on the inverted triangle and click on Manage Account
Step 3: Click on Security and access the Two Factor Authentication process.
Step 4: Once you click on the enable option, you will be prompted to authenticate the two factor as shown below
Step 5 : Enter your password once again to authenticate the next step and you will be prompted to enable the google authentication option as shown below. Once you install the Google Authenticator APP, open the app and scan the QR Code, you will be prompted with a 6 digit code that you can enter to activate the 2FA process.
Note: For every 30 seconds you will receive new codes from the phone that you can enter to access Onshape Account.
You will now get access to 5 codes that you can use for a later date to authenticate the Onshape account when you don’t have access to your mobile or use the codes that are generated every 30 seconds from your phone.
Hope you are now able to clearly understand the workflow on how to access Onshape 2FA and protect your IP. I guess the post Onshape Offers Two Factor Authentication was of some help to you.
Note: Onshape provides you with 5 active recovery codes at a time. Keep these codes in a place accessible to you separate from your device or the authentication app.
Onshape will not be able to help you should you delete the app or lose your phone.
Note that you can generate these Recovery codes at any time through the Onshape interface, but only the most recently generated series are active at any one time. Once you use a code it is no longer valid. When you generate a new list of codes, all previous codes (used or unused) become invalid.