Could it be the case that your site is generating invalid codes? You can receive the code via a text message or voice phone call. I am assuming the default Google backup does not work. This is a security flaw. An intruder can easily copy them if they are in physical vicinity and use them to gain access to your account. Not so good with Google Authenticator.
Though not only Authy has a backup function. Go to the and log in with your account details. The token looks like a credit card and can be carried with you effortlessly. If you want to add the new account, you need to choose setup account from the menu. Google Authenticator provides an extra layer of security. Granted, the intruder will have to be among your peers and know the user password, but you know… things happen. Setting up the Google Authenticator If you do not create your Google account by using your phone number, you need to add your phone number by going to the 2-Step Verification settings page.
Thank you for reaching out. And we showed you more secure option like the. Hello Maxim, I have a situation. The phone number we enter now will become our backup phone number later. Here in this screen, Google will display the secret key.
I downloaded it again and it keeps asking me for the barcode or enter manually. After finding the app then complete the download and install posses. If your code is incorrect, try again. I have no idea who to complain to so I'm ranting in this old really good post. Read also: How to transfer Google Authenticator to a new phone 1. Please note that the application is only available on and.
Please suggest if there is any workaround for this issue. With Google, it is pretty straightforward to transfer the authenticator and all the secret keys within it to another smartphone. Keep the screenshot very secure though, if someone in your vicinity finds it they can access your data. Fortunately I can still access the authenticator from my old phone but I am having difficulty in transferring to my new phone. My apps obviously required me to use Authenticator.
Google Authenticator does not generate App Passwords. I had previously saved the secret keys for the various accounts in a secure location for just such a reason. Please tell me: if I should lose my phone or it breaks, would I download Google Authenticator again? The Authenticator app is added to the list of second verification steps and becomes the default. You can set up Google Authenticator so that you can generate verification codes from more than one device. I use Two-Factor Authentication for my Google Apps account and I use the Google Authenticator application on my iPhone to generate the second factor. Whether you use a hardware token or apps like Google Authenticator or Protectimus Smart, you now know how to stay safe even if you change devices or lose your smartphone.
If the link in your email has expired, you can request a new one by repeating steps 2 and 3. You may lose your phone, do a factory reset, have multiple phones that you want your authenticator on. The best security mechanism is the one that people use — which means it needs to be easy to use. When you first set up your Google Authenticator simply make a screenshot of the barcode with the secret key. With the Authenticator app, Google aims to make our lives a little easier by enabling our smart devices to generate the security codes.
One fine day, he had an idea to create a convenient and affordable two-factor authentication service. Tried installing few barcode scanners app from Play Store and then trying to add account, result is same. Microsoft Accounts formerly Live Accounts just launched Two-Factor Auth and you should set it up now. Useful if you already use the Microsoft Authenticator because you have an Office365 or Outlook mail account and don't want to install Google's Authenticator as to save on your phone's storage. When using the app as your method of authentication code delivery, you may wonder what happens when you want to retire an old phone for a new one. Hi All, I have this - or a similar - issue. But other than that, there would have not been any way to access the account.
The one from Play-Store seems to be hosting it's own version of the library internally, because it asks for access to camera. Click the top button, More Account Settings. Requirements Note: If you have an account through your work, school, or other group, your organization might not allow 2-Step Verification. Then download and install it. Hi, I use Google Authenticator in the past and then change my phone. Follow the instructions outlined in the email.
These passwords grant access to your entire Google account and skip the two-factor authentication, so keep them safe. So, have no longer got access to either the Authenticator app or the mobile number associated with my account. Check with your to be sure. If you use two-factor verification, an intruder would need to get both the unique password you came up with, and the gadget, which produces the verification codes, to break into your account. Is it possible that you denied this permission? Or, at least, for the most important websites for you. This is the first time I have changed out a phone since I have been actively working on the cloud. Yes, my phone is encrypted… but the problem with phones is that people myself included leave them on all the time — which means it will most likely be in a decrypted state when it is obtained by another party.