Using Google Authenticator is a very good way to secure your login today, but how do we use it faster, more conveniently, than the reason we share this article. And in addition to phones, we can use the same applications as Google Authenticator on the computer. Read the content below to discover!
What is an Authenticator verif
ication code? The Authenticator 2-step verifier is a means to verify user identities. By providing authentication codes from Authenticator, you are demonstrating to the login portal that you are the true account owner.
How is authenticator better than SMS? The
same is 2-step verification, but Authenticator advantages over SMS (receive verification code via sms) where you do not depend on the phone wave, do not need an internet connection and do not suffer from errors do not send verification codes such as SMS.
To better imagine, let's take a look at how to secure 2 layers of WordPress will understand.
Use Google Authenticator on your phone
Install the Google Authenticator app on your phone. If you're looking at it with your phone, click the button below to get it quickly.
Once installed, you open the Google Authenticator app and click the plus sign button to add the code. You have 2 choices:
- Barcode scanning: You put your phone on your computer screen so that the camera scans the barcode, when you scan it, you will immediately receive a 6-number verification code.
- Manually entry: You enter the key code provided by the service, and after entering them, they will receive a 6-number verification code.
The way to remove the Google Authenticator code is to click the pencil button, then you select the verification codes that are no longer in use, and then click the delete button below.
But I find that the phone is not the most convenient way. Normally we work through a computer, so every time we log in to open the Google Authenticator app on the phone, it takes a bit of time. So please refer to how to install applications like Google Authenticator on your computer. Read right below.
Use Google Authenticator on a computer
There are 2 types for you to get authentication codes like Google Authenticator for pc:
- Use the Authenticator add-on on your Chrome browser or CocC. Suitable for you or single user browser.
- Using apps downloaded from the AppStore on your Macbook and Microsoft Store on Windows, rest assured that you've tried a variety of apps and selected the best app to recommend to you. Suitable for you who use multiple browser users.
Install the Authenticator extension on Chrome
Click the button below to open the Authenticator extension page for Chrome, and then click the Add to Chrome button.
After you install the Authenticator extension on Chrome, you have a QR code icon in the upper corner of Chrome. You click it to open it, then you have 2 ways to add the verification code:
- Scan the QR code on your browser to get the verification code (scan icon on the left).
- Enter the secret code yourself to get the verification code back (pencil icon on the right).
If you use QR code scanning: drag and drop to select the QR code container as the extension's instructions.
If you prefer to enter a secret code: click the pencil icon on the right. Then click the plus sign.
Then you choose Import manually.
Then enter the secret code and name for the code to make it easy to remember (you can edit the name later) and then click Confirm.
You'll get authenticator verification codes right on your computer like this. Clicking on the code will automatically copy. It's pretty convenient, isn't it? But we have another install button, let's explore.
Assuming you want to change your computer, or delete and reinstall your browser, we also have a way to get the Authenticator code back later. But first you need to backup again.
Clicking on the Authenticator settings icon you'll see has the Export/Import feature, use it to backup and retrieve the Authenticator code.
To remove a certain Authenticator verification code you no longer need, click the pencil icon and then click the red button to delete it.
But this is not the most convenient way for those who use multiple browser users. Because many user windows are too open, it is a bit confusing to manipulate. If you are doing so, please refer to the way below.
Put Authenticator for Computer Win 10
Currently, Google Authenticator for home computers from Google is not available. But we are lucky that there are already "similar" Google Authenticator applications on the computer.
For Windows, open the Microsoft Store, find an app called WinOTP Authenticator, and install it.
Open the WinOTP Authenticator app, click the plus button below to add a secret code.
You enter the secret code, website name, and username, and then click Save to save.
Once you have the verification code, you just click on it and it will be copied automatically. The identifying sign is that the line "Code copied to clipboard" appears as below.
When you want to delete a verification code: somehow, you click on the pencil icon below, then click the delete button right on your verification codes.
Install Authenticator for MacOS computers
Windows has macos also, but must recognize the developers macos have darker eyes than you ^_^. You open the AppStore and install the Step Two app.
Use is also extremely simple, you click the plus button to add the secret code and then fill in the website name, username then click Save to save.
To delete or customize a color: You right-click the verification code. This app I find visually disgusting.
You just click on the code and will automatically copy.
In conclusion, we have 3 ways to get authenticator verification code: Apps on Google Authenticator on your phone, Authenticator utility on Chrome suitable for you who use 1 user browser and applications similar to Google Authenticator on your computer suitable for you who use multiple browser users. Which way do you like it the most? Or do you have a question to put below the comment!