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  • vBulletin 5.3.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available.

    vBulletin 5.3.0 Release Candidate is now available.

    Warning: The current release is a Release Candidate and should not be used on production servers. Customers with valid licenses are encouraged to use the software for test installations.


    Multi-Factor Authentication
    We are proud to introduce Multi-Factor Authentication for control panel sessions. Multi-factor Authentication provides additional security using your smartphone. You would enable this feature in your configuration files. Then each user can generate their own secret token from their user settings panel. Once enabled, the user will retrieve their login token from the app they choose to use. We recommend using Google Authenticator on most platforms. Once the user has created a security key it will be required on appropriate logins. Currently, this functionality covers the AdminCP, ModCP, Inline Moderation, and Site Builder. These are locations controlled by the cpsession system of the software.

    Look forward to an article on how to enable this functionality in the next week.

    Calendar
    Following the implementation of events, we have added a Calendar Page, and corresponding modules, to the system. This allows you to present your upcoming events in a traditional calendar format. This should allow your users to discover events easily. The calendar can be accessed from any Upcoming Events module. It will inherit any search parameters of that module. It can also be accessed by adding /calendar to your site address.

    New modules
    Calendar - This is the calendar module used for the new page. You can also place this module on any page where you might want to display this information.

    Tab Container - This new module can contain other modules. This will allow you to create a custom tabbed page on your site. We use it on the Calendar page as an example. There the tab container module holds two modules: the calendar module, and the upcoming events module.


    System Requirements
    Minimum PHP Version: 5.6.0
    Minimum MySQL Version: 5.1.5

    Recommended PHP Version: 7.1 or higher
    Recommended MySQL Version: 5.7.0 or higher
    Recommended MariaDB Version: 10+

    Current Version Support Schedule:
    • Active Version - 5.2.6
    • Security Patch - 5.2.5
    • Security Patch - 5.2.4
    • No Patch Release - 5.2.3 or earlier.


    Discussion
    If you have any questions about these changes you may discuss them here: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/node/4365959
    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Tue 28th Mar '17, 2:46pm.
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  • #2
    In order to enable Multi-Factor Authentication add these lines to your /core/includes/config.php:

    Code:
    // ******** TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION CONFIGURATION ******
    // This will require that logins for the modcp, admincp, site builder, inline moderation
    // will require a numeric code generated via an app on the user's cell phone or desktop
    // Admins and moderators will be able to log into normal user portions of the site 
    // without any changes. 
    //
    // This setting will enable two factor authentication for the site
    //$config['Security']['mfa_enabled'] = true;
    
    // Uncommenting this will allow individuals moderators and admins to set up the Two Factor
    // security, but will not require it for those that choose not to enable it.  If it is 
    // not set at all Two Factor will be required for all control panel logins and users that 
    // have not configured their Two Factor Security will not be able to log in to the 
    // control panel functions.
    //$config['Security']['mfa_force_cp'] = false;
    Once enabled, users can configure it for their account on their User Settings page.
    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Mon 20th Mar '17, 1:29pm.
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    • #3
      vBulletin 5.3.0 Beta is now available. Please note that the code for enabling MFA in your config.php has changed slightly. To conform with coding standards, the S in security is now capitalized in the variables.
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      • #4
        Release Candidate 1 is now available.
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        Wayne Luke
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        vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
        vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
        Vote for your most annoying bugs.
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