New 2FA Verification Option in the Shop Panel with a Mobile App


We are pleased to announce that a new two-factor authentication (2FA) option has been introduced in our shop panel. Now you can use mobile applications such as Google Authenticator or Authy (Twilio) to additionally secure your account. With this method, when logging in from a new device, a one-time code generated by the app on your phone will be required.

Advantages of the New 2FA Method with an App

Below are some of the key features of the new two-factor authentication method.

  • Increased security: Makes it difficult for unauthorized persons to access the account, even if they know the password.
  • Ease of use: Intuitive mobile apps allow quick code generation.
  • Versatility: Ability to choose between Google Authenticator and Authy by Twilio.

Comparison of 2 two-factor authentication methods: using an email address and a mobile app.

Feature 2FA via Email 2FA via Mobile App
Method of receiving code Code sent to email address Code generated by the app on the phone
Additional app required No Yes (Google Authenticator, Authy, etc.)
Security Moderate High
Code validity time 5 minutes Code displayed for 30 seconds, valid for 1 minute
Availability Requires access to email account Requires access to the app on the phone
Setup Simple (entering email address) Requires scanning QR code and entering code from the app
Default setting Yes No

We remind you that we previously introduced the 2FA verification option via email, which we described in this article: Two-factor Authentication 2FA in the Shop Panel

Learn how to activate two-factor authentication in the shop by clicking the link to the documentation: Two-factor Authentication

Shop Update

The update to the latest version SOTESHOP 8.3.1 can be downloaded from the shop update panel: Update Documentation


When updating the store, make sure that all packages are downloaded. For some updates (e.g., two-factor authentication), it is required to download additional packages again and perform another update.

Skipping this step can cause login problems. In such a situation, go directly to the update panel (www.example/update.php) and complete the store update.

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