How to set up 2FA using your Desktop or Laptop computer instead of a Smartphone!Posted: November 4, 2015
NOTE: The instructions below are out of date and may not work properly. We have written a new, more comprehensive, step-by-step guide (with images) for setting up 2-Factor Authentication on your desktop or laptop instead of your smartphone.
Two-factor Authentication (2FA) is a security measure used to confirm the identity of an account holder. It is an extra security step to prevent an individual who is not the user of an account from accessing or transferring funds.
2FA is implemented by the use of two factors; something you know (password) and something you have (your computer). Since it is not likely that an intruder would have access to your personal computer, as well as know your password; this will protect your account from being compromised.
The set up process is very similar to the SmartPhone App process but there are a few changes.
Here are the steps for enabling 2FA on your SolidTrust Pay account.
First, log in to your SolidTrust Pay account. Go to the Security Zone drop down menu, and click “Two-Factor Auth Settings“.
Once your are here, read through the instructions thoroughly to ensure you do not miss anything. It is important to make sure that your phone number is correct and includes your country code.
Once you have verified your phone number, you will want to go to https://www.authy.com/ and click on Desktop. You must set this up using Google Chrome web browser. It will not work with Firefox or Internet Explorer, etc.
Please follow all the directions carefully for setting up the Desktop Authy App.
After you have downloaded the Authy app, Click Start Two-Factor Authentication Setup, and then Send SMS confirmation code. You will receive an SMS message with a Two-Factor Authentication setup code. Enter this code in the SMS confirmation code box, and click Enable Two-Factor Auth.
Once you have entered your SMS confirmation code, open the Authy app you have downloaded and enter the MANUAL CODE that appears under the bar code.
After your have entered the manual code into the Authy App your Two-Factor Authentication is enabled! The authenticator code will come up on your app, and this will be the code that you use when needed. For security reasons, the code will update every 30 seconds. Please ensure that you use the most recent code. Here is an example of a code from the Google Authenticator App.
For further instructions please watch our helpful How To Video