What is 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication)?
A common user authentication method is the usage of username and password ("something you know"). Adding an additional authentication method, for example a code created by a device ("something you have"), creates an extra security layer. The combination of these two is called 2FA (two-factor authentication).
More information regarding 2FA can be found at our external providers home page.
Implementation of 2FA to Nasdaq web applications
In order to streamline the login procedure to our customers (Single Sign-On), Nasdaq will implement 2FA (two-factor authentication) to all our web-based applications. First web systems to adapt the 2FA were CMS Web and TRACK, and we are now about to start the next phase, implementation of 2FA for NFM. Other web applications will follow.
The 2FA solution to be implemented is provided by SafeNet and can be used on smartphones, tablets or computers. Once 2FA implementation is completed, users will be authenticated with username, password and a one-time passcode generated by the SafeNet MobilePASS app.
(Those web applications using 2FA from other providers, will continue using those until further notice
until they will be migrated to SafeNet solution)
All customers need to decide what device(s) should be used and prepare these for the MobilePASS app/software and token installation. For easy and trouble-free usage we recommend the use of smartphones, but local software installations are also possible
- Smartphones/Tablets – Download the app SafeNet MobilePASS from your Apple App Store, Blackberry AppWorld or the Android Play Store
- Desktop computers – Download the applicable SafeNet MobilePASS from SafeNet´s webpage
Before downloading any app/software, please consult with your IT-department for the internal company policies that may apply!
NOTE: The initial installation of MobilePASS app/software requires local administrative privileges. If the end user is not allowed to download the app/software, please make it available on the verified platform.
After the installation has been completed, the usage of the app does not require administrative privileges.
NOTE: After the MobilePASS app/software has been successfully installed, the token required for the completion of installation will be provided by Nasdaq only if you have a valid CMS Web/TRACK/NFM user account.