Users and security

Learn how to manage users and security in Vernon Browser.

User groups and access levels

There are four types of users in Vernon Browser:

  • Administrator
  • Public User
  • Super Users
  • Web Messenger

Administrators

  • Group ID: administrator
  • Access to admin user interface
  • Access to public user interface

Public Users

  • Group ID: public
  • Access to public user interface

Super Users

  • Group ID: super-user
  • Maintain users and security settings
  • Access to admin user interface
  • Access to public user interface

Web Messenger

  • Group ID: web-messenger
  • Access to Web Messenger API

How to invite a user

  1. Go to Security > Users.
  2. Select Invite user.
  3. Enter their full name.
  4. Enter their email address.
  5. Select the user group type.
  6. Select Send an invite email, or leave it blank.
  7. Select Save.

How to enable a user

  1. Go to Security > Users.
  2. Next to the user’s name, on the far right, select Enable user.

How to update a user

  1. Go to Security > Users.
  2. Select the user’s full name.
  3. Change their details.
  4. Select Update.

How to turn on multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) gives stronger protection to your Browser website. MFA requires people to provide more than one piece of evidence to log in. For example, in addition to their username and password, people must enter a time-based code.

We recommend using the Google Authenticator app on iPhone and Android devices for time-based authentication. If you don’t allow people to use an authentication app, Vernon Browser will email the time-based authentication code to them.

Authentication apps for time-based codes

  1. Go to Security > Security settings > MFA settings.
  2. Under General MFA Settings, for the setting Enable MFA for all users?, select Yes.
  3. Under Authentication apps for time-based codes, for the setting Allow users to use an authentication app?, select Yes.
  4. Select Update.

Email time-based codes

Users will receive an email with the authentication code.

You can specify the following:

  • Code expiry time (in minutes). The default is 15 minutes.
  • Email from name. The default is Vernon Browser.
  • Email from address. This should be an email address at your organisation.
  • Email subject. The default is “One-Time Password from Vernon Browser”.
  • Email content.