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Using Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication (2FA)

How Google Authenticator 2FA Works in Anywhere

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an essential security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to your Anywhere account. One of the methods to enable 2FA in Anywhere is by using Google Authenticator. Here's how it works:

Setting Up Google Authenticator in Anywhere:

Enable Two-Factor Authentication:
- Go to your Anywhere account's settings.
- Under the Security section, find the "Two Factor Login" option.
- Choose the 'Require two-factor authentication' option and click 'Save.'

Install Google Authenticator App:
- Download an authenticator app like Google Authenticator on your mobile device. You can find it on the app store (e.g., Play Store for Android).

Scan the QR Code:
- After enabling Google Authenticator in Anywhere settings, you'll need to link your Google Authenticator app to your Anywhere account.
- To do this, go to your Anywhere profile (usually found in the top right corner) and navigate to My Settings > Two Factor Login tab.
- Here, you'll find a QR code.

Scan the QR Code:
- Use your Google Authenticator app to scan the QR code displayed on your Anywhere account.

Scan QR Code

- Once you've scanned the QR code, your Google Authenticator app will generate unique codes that you'll need for 2FA.
- During login, after entering your password, you'll be prompted to enter the code generated by your Google Authenticator app.

Enter Verification Code

Using Google Authenticator for 2FA:
- When you log in to Anywhere, you will see the Google Authenticator option available alongside the regular email-based login.
- Select the "Google Authenticator" option, and then open the Google Authenticator mobile app on your phone.
- Enter the code displayed in the Google Authenticator app as the verification code to complete the login process.

Select Google Authenticator

That's it! You've successfully set up Google Authenticator for 2FA in Anywhere, adding an extra layer of security to your account. This feature enhances the protection of your data and ensures that only authorized users can access your Anywhere account.

Please note that 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) is typically available in selected premium plans, so ensure you have the appropriate subscription to access this security feature.

We hope this guide has helped you understand how to use Google Authenticator with Anywhere. If you have any further questions or feedback, please let us know. Your security and satisfaction are important to us!

Updated on: 20/09/2023

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