How to enable Google Authenticator double authentication (2FA)

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Double authentication maximises the security of your account, protecting your funds in the event that the security of your email address is compromised.

 

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How to enable my 2FA ?

In order to activate your double authentication, you must first log into your Coinhouse account.

1. Go to "Your Profile".

2. In Security Click on "Enable", to set up double authentication via Google Authenticator.

3. You must then download the "Google Authenticator" application: on Appstore (iOS) or Playstore (Android)

3. Click on "Continue".

4. Click on "I have already used Google Authenticator" if you have already used it, otherwise a short tutorial will be proposed to you in the next step.

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Then you will have to go to the Google Authenticator application on your smartphone :

5. Click on the "+" at the bottom right of your screen.

6. Click on Scan a QR code.

7. Scan the QR code on the screen and a line will appear on your application with 6 digits that change every 15 seconds.

Alternatively you can enter a configuration key and in this case you will need to Copy the code displayed on Coinhouse, and paste it on the Google Authenticator application.

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On Coinhouse you will then need to :

8. Click on "continue".

9. Enter the 6-digit code from your "Google Authenticator" application while it is still valid.

Make sure that the time (clock) on your mobile phone (the one running the Google Authenticator application) and on the computer (from which you connect to the Coinhouse site) are synchronised.

10. Click on Continue.

Congratulations, you now have the optimum level of security !

 

What does it change concretely ?

  • Every time you try to log in to your account you will be asked to enter the 6 digit code on your Google Authenticator application.
  • If your email address is compromised, the bad guy will not be able to log in to your account or manipulate your funds as the 6-digit code is totally independent from your email address.

 

If you lose your phone or your Google Authenticator application, you can reset your 2FA by following the steps listed in this article.

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