Google 2-Step Verification
With access to your credit card (for shopping on Google Play). Important messages and documents, and even your videos on YouTube It’s really essentially your whole life. And your Google account has to be well-protected. Thankfully, the company has been working on 2FA systems since 2010. Google calls its system 2-Step Verification. It’s all about identifying you via phone. When you enter a password to access your Google account for almost any service. If 2-Step Verification is on, there are multiple options to get that second step. First among them now: The Google Prompt.
You simply add your smartphone to your account, make sure the Google search app is on the phone, and at login, you can go to the phone and simply acknowledge that you were the one signing in. Easy. How to use authenticator app. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to enter an extra code. That code is sent to your phone via SMS text, a voice call, or by using an authentication app. On your personal account, you can opt to register your computer so you don’t have to enter a code during every sign-in. If you have a G Suite account for business, you can opt to only receive a code every 30 days. Set up 2-Step Verification for your domain – G Suite. Google Authentication: Actually, any authentication app can generate the verification code for you. Even if your smartphone is not connected to the internet. You must sign up for 2-Step Verification before you can use it. The app will scan a QR code on the desktop screen to give you access. Then generate a time-based or counter-based code for you to type in. It replaces getting the code via text or voice calls or email. Guide to Two-Factor Authentication
Authentication apps also work with other services like
. LastPass . WordPress . Facebook . Evernote . Microsoft . IFTTT . Dropbox . Amazon. Slack
Once you’ve Turn on 2-Step Verification – Google Account, access it again by visiting your Google account security settings. There you can select the phone numbers that can receive codes. Switch to using an authenticator app, and access your 10 unused codes that can be printed to take with you for emergencies (such as if your phone dies and you can’t get to the authenticator app.) Turn on 2 step verification.
This is also where you generate app-specific passwords. Let’s say you want to use your Google account with a service or software. That doesn’t use the standard Google login (I ran into this with Trillian on iOS). You typically get shut out of such a service if you’ve got 2-Step Verification activated. And will need an app-specific password to get on them using your Google credentials.