The processes of safety offered by Google for theGmail account, which we have illustrated in the system ofverify in two stepsand in the generation mechanism of app-specific passwords, represent only part of the access controls that the Mountain View giant has designed for its users. Among these, the application known as Google Authenticator also stands out.
In short, this is a control app, unique for the Gmail account on which it is connected, to be used alternatively to verify in two steps Street SMS / Call with the same mechanism for providing passwords at the time of access.
Two-step verification with Google Authenticator:
Before proceeding, it should be clarified how to useGoogle Authenticator It was conceived as a direct system for requesting codes, a useful mechanism for anyone who does not want to restrict access to the reception of SMS or calls having the certainty of access control through their own smartphone or Tablet. The use of this system automatically deactivates the two-step standard verification, in case of cancellation you will have to perform the setting again for the chosen phone numbers.
How to set up Google Authenticatorsimple, you will have to perform a testing process to match the application to your account Gmail having the app available on a device and at the same time desktop access to the account management panel, possible both from a mobile browser and from a computer.
The first step is to do it download of Google Authenticator, once completed, access the pageGoogle login, or by clicking on the item “Account"From any service, to the relevant section"Safety". Click on the item “Settings"Of the area"Verify in two steps"And orient yourself to the relative barAuthenticator application. At this point you will have to perform the identification possible both directly from the instructions provided by the Google account panel and from the application, keep in mind how in the end the two solutions will cross each other halfway.
Google Authenticator settings
From the app side you can choose from the following options:
- Read barcodes: which will allow you to scan the barcode on your desktop from the "Safety"To get the code to be entered for coding.
- Enter the key provided: manual mechanism for inserting a account of correspondence
- Google accounts available: in this case, just click on the account to be sent back to the reading procedure of the barcode.
From the browser side, for the appearance of cQR code to use, remember to select the target device as Google Authenticator is also present for iOS is BlackBerry. Scan the code via the camera and then enter, within the time limit in exhaustion with the diagram on the side, the numeric password provided.
Settings 2-step verification with Google Authenticator
Once set, you can continuously request security codes that will be generated automatically and for a very limited period of time, designed specifically to ensure user safety. If you want to cancel the use of Google Authenticator you can click, from the "Safety"Under"Switch to SMS / voice", Re-running for the two-step verification setup. For more information, please also refer to the FAQ page: Google Authenticator installation
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