Enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA/2FA) is important for ensuring good account security and preventing unwanted access. In this guide we'll cover how to enable 2FA for your HostiFi controller, UniFi controller and Ubiquiti online account.

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Enabling 2FA for Ubiquiti SSO

Enabling 2FA for Ubiquiti SSO

Legacy User Interface

If needed, create an account on Ubiquiti’s website: account.ui.com. Then enable 2FA on account.ui.com. See Ubiquiti's help article for more details.

Next, on your HostiFi controller, enable syncing of your local admin accounts with your ui.com account. This can be done by enabling "Sync Local Admin with Ubiquiti SSO".

First, go to 'Settings'

Next, go to 'Remote Access'

Then, find the toggle for "Sync Local Admin with Ubiquiti SSO".

Enable the toggle

Create an Admin or Super Admin account in UniFi using the same username, email, and password as your UI account

Now, when you log in directly to your UniFi controller web interface, you will be prompted for 2FA.

⚠️ Note: For 2FA to work, you need to login with your ui.com account.

New User Interface

If needed, create an account on Ubiquiti’s website: account.ui.com. Then enable 2FA on account.ui.com. See Ubiquiti's help article for more details.

Next, on your HostiFi controller, enable syncing of your local admin accounts with your ui.com account. This can be done by enabling "Sync Local Admin with Ubiquiti SSO".

Using the new user interface, go to Settings

Then go to System

Then, find the section for 'Administration' and tick the box for "Sync Local Admin with Ubiquiti SSO".

Create an Admin or Super Admin account in UniFi using the same username, email, and password as your UI account

Now, when you log in directly to your UniFi controller web interface, you will be prompted for 2FA.

⚠️ Note: For 2FA to work, you need to login with your ui.com account.

If you have any issues with this process or other questions, contact us via live chat or by emailing support@hostifi.com

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