How can I activate two-factor authentication for my account?

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Rodney Rasmussen
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It is now possible to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Remote account. To get started, you will need to download an authentication app. This authenticator app generates a unique time-sensitive security code. Any app that supports the Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol should work, including Google Authenticator, Authy, Okta Verify, or Duo Mobile.

You can also use a password manager such as 1Password, Bitwarden, or Dashlane as your authenticator app.

To activate 2FA on Remote:

  1. Open your Account setting page and go to the Security tab. Click on the Setup two-factor authentication button.


  2. After downloading an authenticator app, you can either:

    • Scan the QR code: with your phone’s camera or
    • Manually enter your secret key: You'll be given a secret key that you can type into the app.
      Then click on Continue.


  3. Once the authenticator app is configured, enter the security code it generates to verify setup and enable two-step verification. 

After configuring the authenticator app, enable two-step verification by entering the generated security code. Should you lose access to your TOTP (Time-Based One-Time Password), contact Remote to reset your 2FA.

Congratulations. Your account is safer than ever 🎉


See also: How do I recover access to my Remote account if I lose access to my 2FA app?


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