Updated on Mar 13, 2019
The Clef project has been discontinued on June 6, 2017, rendering this Tutorial Section out of date. To protect your Joomla website with Two-factor Authentication, you can use the new Two Factor Authentication option available from within the Joomla User manager.
This tutorial will review the installation of Clef two-factor authentication plugin on your Joomla website. The plugin offers a better security and you will not even have to use any specific login details to access your website. You can simply use your phone and the process will be handled automatically for you.
The recommended option is the automated Joomla installation, but you can also consider a manual Joomla install, which will provide more customization options for your new website.
When you have an active Joomla installation, you can proceed further with the Clef configuration on it. The plugin is available for download in the official Joomla extensions directory.
Once you download the plugin, attempt accessing the administrative area of your Joomla website.
Locate the Extensions tab from the top menu and then choose the Extension Manager option.
Click on the Choose File button and select the Clef plugin package from your local computer. Then, click on the Upload & Install button to proceed.
Now, the Clef plugin will be installed on your website. To start using it, you do have two options:
Once you install the extension on your Joomla website and you get the app on your phone, you will be able to scan the Clef Wave once and the two-factor authentication will be activated for your website.