Require two factor authentication support for On Demand authentication

When will On Demand support two factor authentication? Simple login/password security on world-accessible web sites just doesn't cut it these days.

There is a non-proprietary, open standard for two-factor authentication. It's called RFC 4226. This is the same standard that Google uses for Gmail and that is implemented by the Google Authenticator smartphone app and others.

The algorithm, based on SHA-1, is easy to implement, and key management and distribution is easy as well.

Atlassian needs to get on the bandwagon before something really damaging and embarassing happens.

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Hi, there is an open issue in Crowd for it. It will be implemented in Crowd. Please vote for it

Otherwise, if you are looking for a hosted Atlassian solution outside of OnDemand with two factor authentication, we've done this before for customers using an Apache Module. If you are interested, contact us at

Ping. Can i use two factor auth for JIRA cloud?

Have a look at the link Harry posted in the original correct answer.

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Two factor is usually very poorly implemented, or just misunderstood. I'm hoping that if Atlassian do something like it, they do it properly. Quite difficult given that there aren't many good examples around.

Any idea if this is ever going to happen ? I totally agree with Archie, it's crazy you guys don't support this

Follow up comments are probably better posted into Jira - once Atlassian have a specific issue for it, it won't get much attention on Answers (See and follow Henry's link to the request)

I'm tired of waiting for Atlassian. I will provide an Atlassian managed cloud for you to get two-factor authentication and IP restrictions. If you are open to this idea, let me know here:

Desperately seeking 2-factor authentication. This could be a deal breaker if it really is NOT on the roadmap or available soon.

Forgot to add, I use Google Authenticator already for other projects. Be nice if I could use it here.

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