SolarWinds RMM: Service Release with 2FA Reset Enhancement

We’re pleased to announce that we’re currently rolling out a very nice improvement to the way RMM supports Two-Factor Authentication resets. This helps partners in the event a user has upgraded or lost their phone and no longer has the authenticator app installed, and didn’t keep a copy of the recovery code.

Up until now the user would have had to contact our Customer Success team to request a reset. Going forward, we’ve added the ability for customers to do this themselves through RMM’s UI. This makes it a much quicker and smoother process all round.

Here are the details…

  1. Go to the User Accounts dialog and select the user who has lost their 2FA passcode
  2. Right-click to open up the context menu, then select Two Factor Authentication -> Reset 2FA.
  3. Click “Reset 2FA”, then click “Save” on the User Accounts dialog

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4. The next time the user in question logs in, they’ll be asked to set up 2FA again, as if their first time.

There are a couple of conditions attached to the ability to perform this 2FA reset:

  • The user who is performing the reset on behalf of a colleague need to themselves be logging in with 2FA
  • The user performing the reset needs to be using the ‘Superuser’ role
  • The Superuser profile needs to have the new ‘Security’ permission enabled (on by default for Superusers)

When these conditions are met, then the user can perform the reset action.

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We’re very pleased to bring you this update, and we’ll be enabling this option in all the territories shortly.

In addition, we have a few bug fixes going out in this week’s update, see the release notes below for details.

Summary for Service Release
– Service release with Two Factor Authentication update
– RMM Console v2020.04.28
– No agent updates

RMM Console v2020.04.28
FEATURE: Customers can now reset 2FA passcodes themselves
UPDATE: A new ‘security’ permission to enable 2FA passcode reset
BUGFIX: Ensure Monitoring Templates do not prompt to replace checks when choosing add to existing checks and tasks
BUGFIX: Address a ticket creation error for Autotask integrations

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