Double authentication helps maximize the level of security of your account, which protects your funds in the event that the security of your email address is compromised.
How do I activate my 2FA?
In order to activate your two-factor authentication, you must first log in to your Coinhouse account.
- Go to "Your Profile".
- In security Click on "Enable", to set up double authentication via Google Authenticator.
- You must then download the "Google Authenticator" application : on Appstore (iOS) or Playstore (Android)
- Click "Continue"
Click on "I have already used Google Authenticator" if you have already used it, otherwise a small tutorial will be offered to you in the next step.
- Click on the "+" at the bottom right of your screen.
- In security, click on "Enable", to set up double authentication via Google Authenticator
- Click on " Scan a QR code"
- Scan the QR code on the screen and a line will appear on your application with 6 digits which change every 15 seconds
Alternatively you can also enter a configuration key and in this case it Copy the code displayed on Coinhouse, and paste it on the Google Authenticator application
On Coinhouse then you will need:
- Click "continue".
- Enter the 6-digit code from your "Google Authenticator" app while it is still valid.
Make sure that the time (clock) of your mobile phone (the one running the Google Authenticator app) and the computer (from which you connect to the Coinhouse site) are well synchronized.
- Click on " Continue".
What does this change concretely?
- Each time you try to log into your account you will be asked to enter the 6-digit code on your Google Authenticator app.
- In case of compromise of your email address, the malicious person will not be able to connect to your account or manipulate your funds since the 6-digit code is completely independent of your email address.
If you lose your phone or Google Authenticator app, you can reset your 2FA by following the steps cited in this article.
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