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We have some good news to share. Release for the Admin Control Panel for your site is here! We have begun the process of launching Admin Control Panel to our production sites and yours is coming very soon (within the next day or two). Once the rollout to your site is complete, you’ll have access to the Admin Control Panel (ACP) in the upper left corner of the site:


But first....

2 Factor Authentication (2FA)
Having access to Admin Panel also means more risk if your account is compromised. As a solution to that, once you are given the Admin Control Panel access, our system will ask you to setup your Two Factor Authentication (2FA) before you can log into the ACP. Once set up, when you log in from a new device, the system will need to verify your 2FA credentials.

This is to provide additional security protection for accounts with higher-level privileges to lessen the chance an admin account is compromised. We sent an email to each administrator listed on the site to let them know about the 2-factor authentication ahead of the rollout. The steps for setting up 2-factor authentication can also be seen in the first reply in this thread below.

ACP - Access and Tutorials
Once you have set up 2 Factor Authentication and accessed the admin panel, you can find instructions on how to use the new ACP features in the Help section of your website. You won’t be able to set up 2 Factor Authentication until the Admin Control Panel has gone live, so if you don’t see an Admin link in the top left corner (as shown above), it has not been released to your site yet. We’ll post as we approach rollout time so you’ll know when it is happening.

This is version 1 of the ACP. Your feedback is important to this process so please post any feedback you have here in this thread. We do have some updates in mind for version 2 and we’ll continue to monitor for feedback from our admins and make changes as necessary over time.

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How To set up 2 Factor Authentication

You can enable 2FA with an email address or an app (such as Google Authenticator).
To enable 2FA using email:
  1. Click avatar in the upper right corner then click “Account Settings”
  2. Click “Password and security”
  3. Click “Change” button on Two-step Verification
  4. Enter your current password & click “Confirm”
  5. Click “Enable” for “Email confirmation”
  6. Check the email inbox for the email address connected to the account
  7. Copy the confirmation code from the email into the “Email confirmation code” field and click “Confirm”
  8. When backup codes are displayed, save the backup codes and click “I have saved the backup codes”. This will allow you to access your account if you should lose access to the email account with which you set up the 2 factor authentication.
To enable 2FA using an App:
  1. Click avatar in the upper right corner then click “Account Settings”
  2. Click “Password and security”
  3. Click “Change” button on Two-step Verification
  4. Enter your current password & click “Confirm”
  5. Click “Enable” for “Verification code via app”
  6. Scan the QR code with the 2FA app of your choice

  1. When backup codes are displayed, save the backup codes and click “I have saved the backup codes”. This will allow you to access your account if you should lose the device with which you set up the 2 factor authentication.
 
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