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Authentication is the process of allowing a user to log in to a Moodle site with a username and password.

Authentication plugins

Moodle provides a number of ways of managing authentication, called authentication plugins.

Standard authentication plugins are:

There are also many additional authentication plugins in the Moodle plugins directory.

Multi-factor authentication can be enabled and managed from Site administration > Plugins > Admin tools in order to increase site security by requiring additional steps before users can log in.

Password visibility toggle

New feature
in Moodle 4.4!

Specify whether the password field on the login screen can have the visibility of its contents toggled. This is useful in providing a way to check a password value is entered in correctly. Choose between enabling this setting for all logins, or for logins on small screens only (default). This can also be disabled if required.

You can access this feature from Site administration > Plugins > Authentication > Manage authentication.

See also