2FA and how to set it up

 

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the most effective method to prevent unauthorised access to your accounts. With 2FA, you are adding an extra layer of protection which prevents 99% of all hacking attempts 
You might be familiar with some types of two-factor authentication e.g., when you receive a text message with a one-time passcode (OTP), to complete a login. You can also use an app like Uniqkey or Google Authenticator, when using an app, it is most likely that you will see a time restricted code that will change every 20 to 30 seconds.  

Uniqkeys 2FA codes change every 20 seconds. Unlike other 2FA solutions, Uniqkey can automatically fill in the 2FA-key when you accept the login request with your mobile app. 

 

Guide for setting up 2FA:  

Microsoft:  

  1. Nexttime you log in to your Microsoft service e.g., Office365 you should select 'Nextand then ‘Configuration’.  
     
    2. On the next page you will see a QR code. 
    Go to your Uniqkey mobile app, select your Microsoft login and click on 2FA verification. Scan the QR code with the QR-scanner in your mobile app to connect. Press 'Next' on your computer.  

  2. You will now be able to see a green bar with six digits in your Uniqkey app under your Microsoft login. Enter the number in the green field on your computer. Be aware that the code changes every 20 seconds.  

 

Facebook:  


  1. Go to settings in your Facebook profileClick on Security and Login and choose 'Use Two-Factor Authentication'. 
     
    2. Proceed to the next page and choose 'Use Authentication App'. 
    Open your Uniqkey mobile app and find your Facebook login. Click on 2FA verification 
     
    3. Scan the QR code on Facebook with the QR scanner in your mobile app. When the QR code is successfully scanned a green bar with six digits will appearTo confirm the 2FA connection between your mobile and your Facebook account you must enter the six-digit code in the green bar into the input field on your computer.   
     

Keywords: 2FA, 2 factor, two factor authentication.

 

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