Passwordless Sign-In VS 2 Factor?

Currently reading
Passwordless Sign-In VS 2 Factor?

114
8
NAS
DS918+
Operating system
  1. Windows
Mobile operating system
  1. Android
Im currently using 2 factor. Which is better or more secure?
Thanks
 

fredbert

Moderator
NAS Support
Subscriber
3,142
1,249
NAS
DS1520+, DS218+, DS215j
Router
  1. RT2600ac
  2. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
Is this question in the context of DSM 7's Secure Signin or more about the concepts in general?
 

fredbert

Moderator
NAS Support
Subscriber
3,142
1,249
NAS
DS1520+, DS218+, DS215j
Router
  1. RT2600ac
  2. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
I'd say that 2FA is stronger as it combines password with another method: approved sign-in (passwordless); hardware device; one-time password. So since passwordless is an option within 2FA then 2FA is better / more secure / less convenient.

Sign-In Method​

In addition to the traditional password, DSM offers other sign-in methods for users to choose from. You may use a mobile device or a hardware security key to complete the identity verification process, or use them in combination with 2-factor authentication for enhanced account security.

From the DSM help:

First sign-in stepSecond sign-in step
Traditional Authentication
  • Password
N/A​
Passwordless Sign-InChoose from the following options:
  • Password
  • Approve sign-in
  • Hardware security key
N/A​
2-Factor Authentication
  • Password
Choose from the following options:
  • OTP (one-time verification code)
  • Approve sign-in
  • Hardware security key

It also seems that you can add more than one second method for 2FA, as it says that the apps only support OTP.

 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Similar threads

Replies
5
Views
320

Welcome to SynoForum.com!

SynoForum.com is an unofficial Synology forum for NAS owners and enthusiasts.

Registration is free, easy and fast!

Trending threads

Top