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Admin remove Two-Factor Authentication from other Admin if they have the correct permissions

Craig Leach shared this idea 7 years ago
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Today I had one of my admin that was locked out as there mobile was not working and had to have it re-installed.

They used there backup code and forgot to save the new one and I went in to deactivate Two-Factor Authentication for them and there was no option

This need to be added ASAP so we can remove this form other admin if they lose or forget backup code.

Comments (4)


We need to have this. ASAP!


This doesn't seem to be implemented yet.. How do we reset a user's 2F auth???


Yes, I'd like to see this asap, i.e. the ability to enable, disable, or reset 2FA for individual administrators by other administrators.

I notice that there are workarounds being discussed here, including someone mentioning a module they've written:


In brief, if you don't mind using phpmyadmin, you can reset an individual administrator's 2FA, thereby allowing them to set it back up again themselves on next login, using this SQL:

UPDATE tbladmins SET authmodule='', authdata='' WHERE id='5';

... where id is the ID of the admin user.


I like this idea!