The new Joomla core Multi-factor Authentication feature is, in fact, just a renamed version of Akeeba LoginGuard. It was contributed by our company to Joomla. You no longer need to install LoginGuard to Joomla — the Multi–factor Authentication is built in!
The Akeeba LoginGuard package version 7.0 has a dual purpose:
Now that Multi-factor Authentication is part of Joomla we consider LoginGuard End-of-Life. We do not plan on publishing any further updates to the PushBullet and SMSAPI plugins. If you have feature requests for the Multi-factor Authentication please do NOT contact us directly; it's not up to us anymore. You will need to direct all your feature requests, support requests and other enquiries to the Joomla project.
Joomla 4.2 only.
PHP 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0 or 8.1 only.
We consider Akeeba LoginGuard to be End of Life as of August 17th, 2022 on all previously supported platforms.
We kindly ask its users to upgrade to Joomla 4.2, install Akeeba LoginGuard 7 (which migrates everything to Joomla's built-in Multi-factor Authentication) and then uninstall the Akeeba LoginGuard 7 package.
WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING ANY FURTHER UPDATES TO AKEEBA LOGINGUARD. USE JOOMLA'S MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY UPDATED UPGRADE PATHS IN THE FUTURE. UPGRADE TODAY, BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.