U2F support comes to Comet

We believe in strong security, this is why we’ve added U2F as an extra optional security step for admin access to your Comet servers.

What is U2F?

U2F is an open authentication standard created by Google and Yubico that enables users to securely access any number of online services with one single security key instantly and with no drivers or client software needed.

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The technical specifications are hosted by the open-authentication industry consortium known as the FIDO Alliance. U2F has been successfully deployed by large scale services, including FacebookGmailDropboxGitHubSalesforce.com, the UK government, and many more.

How it works:

We’re pleased to support this additional security measure for admin access to your Comet servers. This is very simple to setup with Comet – when logged into your server, select ‘My Account’ then register your FIDO U2F Token.

Then rerun the setup wizard and on the ‘Admin Accounts’ step, select the user and enable ‘Password and FIDO U2F together’. Done!