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This is my guide to setting up Two-factor Google-Authenticator for Virtualmin on CentOS.

Virtualmin now has Two Factor Built in: http://doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/EnhancedAuthentication

In Virtualmin Click on the:

Webmin >> Webmin >> Webmin Users >> Two-Factor Authentication >> Enable Two-Factor For User

You will now be prompted to install the Authen::OATH Perl module at this point, if it is missing from your system.

Simply click on the Perl Modules Button – it will try to install it – if it fails you need to install the dependencies

Via SSH Run:


yum --enablerepo=epel install 'perl(Moose)'

Then go back to Virtualmin: 

Webmin >> Webmin >> Webmin Users >> Two-Factor Authentication >> Enable Two-Factor For User

Click on the Perl Modules Button – it will should now be able to install it.

Once it has installed you can then click on the  Enroll For Two-Factor Authentication button.

If using Google Authenticator, Webmin will display a QR code that contains the TOTP secret that you can scan using the Authenticator app on your smartphone.

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How to: Virtualmin Two Factor Google Authenticator – Authen::OATH – CentOS
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4 thoughts on “How to: Virtualmin Two Factor Google Authenticator – Authen::OATH – CentOS

  • Thanks for the tip. I got this working on my Ubuntu 14 server – just wondered if there is any way of getting any one-time use codes like google provides when you add 2FA to your account. It would be useful in the case of a lost / broken phone – although I do have SSH access as well

    1. When you follow the steps it should generate the 2FA ONE-TIME Codes – you could also run the command below to see them:
      cat ~/.google_authenticator

  • Hi

    I have a VPS running CentOS 6.7, and when I try to enable Google Authenticator I get:

    “The Perl module Authen::OATH needed for two-factor authentication is not installed.”

    I have installed “‘perl(Moose)’, and OATH yet CentOS/Webmin can’t see the module.

    If you have a solution to get 2FA going in Webmin, I would be willing to pay for your help.

    Thanks…

    Robert Gusnowski

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