04-16-2015 08:29 AM
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  1. benualson's Avatar
    Planning on resetting my Lumia 928. I have several sites in my Authenticator app. Do I need to go disable 2FA on all of those sites and re-enable after reset? Or, are those backed up somehow to my MS account? From what I have read, I'll have to disable/enable unless I had saved the QR codes which if I had I could rescan.

    Thanks.
    04-04-2015 07:12 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Planning on resetting my Lumia 928. I have several sites in my Authenticator app. Do I need to go disable 2FA on all of those sites and re-enable after reset? Or, are those backed up somehow to my MS account? From what I have read, I'll have to disable/enable unless I had saved the QR codes which if I had I could rescan.

    Thanks.
    Just to be sure, it may be better to disable two-step authentication first before performing the reset since the sites stored in the Authenticator app doesn't seem to be saved anywhere - mine got erased when I transferred phones. I didn't disable two-step authentication since I have more than one means of generating/accessing codes (authenticator, email, SMS).
    04-04-2015 07:42 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Planning on resetting my Lumia 928. I have several sites in my Authenticator app. Do I need to go disable 2FA on all of those sites and re-enable after reset? Or, are those backed up somehow to my MS account? From what I have read, I'll have to disable/enable unless I had saved the QR codes which if I had I could rescan.

    Thanks.
    When I reset, I open all those sites and pretend I moved to a new device.

    Disabling it first then reenabling them is probably safer though.
    They are not saved to your account.

    Cool, I never thought of saving the QR codes! That's a great idea! I will try that next time.
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    04-04-2015 10:48 AM
  4. benualson's Avatar
    Got it done. Turned off 2FA on all my accounts for the reset. Thanks!
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    04-04-2015 04:58 PM
  5. lyubomeer's Avatar
    Sorry for off-topic, kind of. But I've got almost the same question.

    I just found this app in store, called 2FA, for 2 factor authentciation used for many sites. Was wondering if it is secure and if it has backup to onedrive, it means I always can restore that backup, even if my phone bricks, or smth. Am I right? Thanks in advance for your responses
    04-09-2015 11:06 AM
  6. eusty's Avatar
    Instead of using 'somebodies' 2FA app why not use the Microsoft one?

    https://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/s...a-ca22d653759b
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    04-09-2015 11:56 AM
  7. benualson's Avatar
    Instead of using 'somebodies' 2FA app why not use the Microsoft one?


    Agreed
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    04-09-2015 11:57 AM
  8. lyubomeer's Avatar
    Does it have a backup tho?
    04-09-2015 07:19 PM
  9. hotphil's Avatar
    IIRC, you have to regenerate the codes after a reset/fresh install.
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    04-09-2015 07:39 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    Does it have a backup tho?
    No, unfortunately.
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    04-09-2015 11:03 PM
  11. hotphil's Avatar
    I just found this app in store, called 2FA, for 2 factor authentciation used for many sites. Was wondering if it is secure and if it has backup to onedrive, it means I always can restore that backup, even if my phone bricks, or smth. Am I right? Thanks in advance for your responses
    ​It says it will sync settings across devices, so I guess there may be some kind of cloud backup in there.
    ​My concern would be I can't see how it's supported - it's free, doesn't seem to have ads and yet I'll be giving them all my login info. So the only way they can make money is by using/selling my info(?). That concerns me.
    04-09-2015 11:17 PM
  12. lyubomeer's Avatar
    ​It says it will sync settings across devices, so I guess there may be some kind of cloud backup in there.
    ​My concern would be I can't see how it's supported - it's free, doesn't seem to have ads and yet I'll be giving them all my login info. So the only way they can make money is by using/selling my info(?). That concerns me.
    Could be.
    04-10-2015 04:34 AM
  13. lyubomeer's Avatar
    IIRC, you have to regenerate the codes after a reset/fresh install.
    Are there any other trusted workin authenticator apps on the market with more features than the Microsoft one?
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    04-10-2015 04:35 AM
  14. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    Are we talking about the Microsoft app? Anyone know how to recover the password?
    04-10-2015 04:53 AM
  15. hotphil's Avatar
    What do you mean by "the password"?
    04-10-2015 05:37 AM
  16. lyubomeer's Avatar
    ​It says it will sync settings across devices, so I guess there may be some kind of cloud backup in there.
    ​My concern would be I can't see how it's supported - it's free, doesn't seem to have ads and yet I'll be giving them all my login info. So the only way they can make money is by using/selling my info(?). That concerns me.
    There's actually an IAP for .99$ to unlock more than 3 account backup to OneDrive or dropbox(afaik). Does it seem legit?
    04-10-2015 06:04 AM
  17. noersetiawan's Avatar
    What will happen if you lose the only mean to generate the authentication code and have no logged in device whatsoever? Are you locked out of your account with no way to get it back?
    04-10-2015 06:18 AM
  18. lyubomeer's Avatar
    What will happen if you lose the only mean to generate the authentication code and have no logged in device whatsoever? Are you locked out of your account with no way to get it back?
    There will be a way to restore it, afaik. Like another email/phone/security info. Not 100% sure tho
    04-10-2015 06:21 AM
  19. hotphil's Avatar
    Yep, you just use the backup email/phone/password or whatever to get back in.
    ​The concept of two-factor authentication rocks. If anyone's not using it for a service that supports it, you probably should consider it.
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    04-10-2015 06:26 AM
  20. hotphil's Avatar
    There's actually an IAP for .99$ to unlock more than 3 account backup to OneDrive or dropbox(afaik). Does it seem legit?
    That makes me less suspicious then.
    I'm always wary of who I give information to. I've not heard of those dudes before so can't really form an opinion of if they're legit or not.
    Being legit is no defense against being hacked and having user info stolen.
    Now I'm starting to sound paranoid.​
    04-10-2015 06:35 AM
  21. noersetiawan's Avatar
    There will be a way to restore it, afaik. Like another email/phone/security info. Not 100% sure tho
    I'm afraid if my phone get stolen, both Authenticator app and the phone number is lost...
    04-10-2015 06:44 AM
  22. eusty's Avatar
    I'm afraid if my phone get stolen, both Authenticator app and the phone number is lost...
    Then just revoke the Authenticator premissions and generate a new one You can let a PC etc be marked as 'trusted' so they don't need to use 2FA, handy if you have a device which you don't roam about with.

    Also you can get codes via email.
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    04-10-2015 08:49 AM
  23. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    What do you mean by "the password"?
    Oops! 'secret key'. I have no idea what it is, and I have been through the list of usuals.
    04-15-2015 03:13 AM
  24. hotphil's Avatar
    The secret key or QRCode shown when you sign into <your service> and set up 2FA?
    04-15-2015 03:16 AM
  25. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    The secret key or QRCode shown when you sign into <your service> and set up 2FA?
    No... When I open the app for the first time it asks for an account name and secret key.
    04-16-2015 05:04 AM
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