What is the new NetSuite two-factor authentication requirement?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is mandatory for login to the NetSuite UI with highly privileged roles (such as the Administrator role). These roles are required to enter a verification code from an authenticator app or SMS message to access NetSuite.

NetSuite continues to enforce a Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to enhance security for ALL NetSuite clients. All Administrator roles, Full Access roles, and highly privileged roles have been affected and companies have needed to update their credentials to provide a second method of authentication when logging in. Protelo’s expert NetSuite team has come up with a few ways to set up a second authentication factor, speed up the process with an application and seamlessly allow you to log in to roles. Get NetSuite Services Today.

What else is affected?

Also, as of 2018.2, enforcement of the mandatory 2FA requirement began for integrations that use a highly privileged role for accessing NetSuite.

What does it mean for my NetSuite instance?

All non-UI integrations send web services requests, use APIs or call RESTlets—these integrations will need to be modified to meet the new two-factor authentication requirement. ALL non-UI integrations should be checked for two-factor authentication compliance.

Is working for a netsuite partner right for you?

In the NetSuite Two-factor Authentication Health Check, Protelo will:

  • Detect which web services integrations and RESTlets need to be updated.
  • Work with the third-party application and the related integration record in NetSuite for necessary updates.
  • Modify roles to change the usage of highly privileged roles that require 2FA or create a new role that has only the permissions required to complete the task.
  • Check if customization of standard NetSuite roles should be performed to remove unnecessary privileges.
  • Coordinate with third-party integration partner to update inbound Single Sign-on (SSO) to Token Based Authentication (TBA) for APIs accessing NetSuite.

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