How To Setup Two-Factor Authentication For Your Plesk Control Panel

Your data security is a priority and of extreme importance to OCS Hosting Service security team.

Like everyone paying attention, you know that the world is a much different place than it was a decade ago.

Passwords are increasingly easy to compromise.

They can often be guessed or leaked.

For most folks, passwords usually don’t change very often, and despite advice otherwise, many of us still have favorite passwords that we use for more than one thing.

Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security by introducing a second step to your login.

It takes something you know (i.e.: your password), and adds a second factor, typically something you physically have (such as your phone).


Since both are required to log in, in the event an attacker obtains your password two-factor authentication would stop them from accessing your account.


We highly reommend that you enable  two-factor authentication for your Plesk Panel.

You can do this by logging in to your Plesk control panel, then look at the right side for Google Authenticator.

Once the page loads,

  1. Click "Enable Multi-factor Authentication"
  2. Click "OK"


Follow the ons-screen prompt to complete the configuration.

Please note that you must download Google Authenticator first.

Please visit Install Google Authenticator to find the right app for your device.

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