New: June 25, 2020

Multi-factor authentication deployment checklist

Deploying multi-factor authentication across a group of devices in SolarWinds N-central requires preparation and performing steps in the correct order, to ensure configuration is completed correctly. Follow the steps listed in the checklist below in order.

For multi-factor authentication to function properly, ensure that the SolarWinds N-central time is very accurate for your local time zone. For more information, see Configure SolarWinds N-central server date and time.

Check list

Step 1Enable multi-factor authentication
Step 2Login to SolarWinds N-central and scan the QR code using a third party app

Once configured, when the user logs into SolarWinds N-central, they must enter their password, and then, using an authenticator smartphone app such as Google Authenticator, enter a time-sensitive code that displays on the app.