Snippet: Text Two Factor Authentication
This snippet will show you how to implement basic two factor authentication via an text message, creating an authentication request from your application, and presenting a challenge via text message that can be verified by a web call.
You will need a machine with Python installed, the SignalWire SDK, a provisioned SignalWire phone number, and optionaly Docker if you decide to run it in a container.
For this demo we will be using Python, but more languages may become available.
- SignalWire SDK
- SignalWire Phone Number
- Docker (Optional)
Methods and Endpoints
Endpoint: /request-auth Methods: GET OR POST Request a text challenge session, GET or POST 'number' to create a challenge session.
Endpoint: /validate-auth Methods: GET OR POST Validate a text challenge session, GET or POST 'number' and 'auth_code' to vaidate. Will return 200 (OK) or 403 (Forbidden)
Setup Your Environment File
- Copy from example.env and fill in your values
- Save new file called .env
Your file should look something like this:
## This is the full name of your SignalWire Space. e.g.: example.signalwire.com SIGNALWIRE_SPACE= # Your Project ID - you can find it on the `API` page in your Dashboard. SIGNALWIRE_PROJECT= # Your API token - you can generate one on the `API` page in your Dashboard SIGNALWIRE_TOKEN= # The phone number you'll be using for this Snippets. Must include the `+1` , e$ SIGNALWIRE_NUMBER=
Build and Run on Docker
Let's get started!
- Use our pre-built image from Docker Hub:
For Python: docker pull signalwire/snippets-text-two-factor-auth:python
- Or build your own image:
docker build -t snippets-text-two-factor-auth .
- Run your image:
docker run --publish 5000:5000 --env-file .env snippets-text-two-factor-auth
- The application will run on port 5000
Build and Run Natively
1. Replace environment variables 2. From command line run, python3 app.py
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If you need assistance or support with your SignalWire services please file a support ticket from your Dashboard.