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  • Aegis v3.0 – a free, secure and open source 2FA app for Android
    I would say that the "generic desktop app" approach is to be avoided. The reason is that there is a strictly better alternative that targets almost the same audience. By implementing a TOTP generator as a desktop browser extension instead, one gets visibility into which site the user visits, and can show only the relevant code, or, if there is none, a phishing warning. The users that are left behind in the browser... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • End of Life for Twilio Authy Desktop App
    I use a browser extension from While I do not know whether its UX is similar, it does have a sync feature (but not cross-browser), an export feature, can backup its data to Google Drive, can store everything encrypted (but not by default), is recommended by at least one government website (SSS Employer Portal in the Philippines), and is there for a long time. Oh, and it also remembers... - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Authy to sunset EOL end of March 19, 2024 (originally August 2024)
    > If you are unable to use the Authy mobile apps, we recommend you look in to alternative desktop products such as the following suggestions: > - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Feature Request: TOTP for MFA
    Currently, I'm using the browser extension on the same device for TOTP. However, I imagine security will eventually tighten and running authentication app/protocols on the same device that is logging in wont be an option. Source: 8 months ago
  • LifeProTip - You can use browser extensions to bypass the Okta Push notification
    The recommended extension is Authenticator, and it is compatible with Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Source: about 1 year ago
  • two factor using browser extension
    I've got a situation where we have a couple of staff that can't install MS authenticator; no smartphone. In some ways I'm jealous of them. Anyway, wife's company is of significant size and she passed off their docs on the issue and they use browser extension for these situations. I tested it myself, and it works. It's just the raw OTP and not a number entry challenge. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Authy has been hacked, here is how to protect yourself
    For Windows, you really aren't going to find anything. The best I could find was a browser extension called Authenticator (no relation) but I cannot vouch for it. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What Chrome Extension apps you use the most?
    Authenticator - for sites that have 2-factor authtificator codes turned on, like Amazon. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Best TOTP Authenticator for desktop?
    There is a great browser add-on that I also used before switching completely to Bitwarden: Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Problems with
    This has also worked great so far. Currently I - and also some other users - have the following problem: Although a current code is entered, we get the error message that it has expired and is invalid. If you try it with the same code (before it expires according to, the following happens:. Source: about 2 years ago
  • How do I remove this massive thing that takes up hella space in the channel list? I'm not even a moderator.
    Suggestion: enable 2fa. You don't even need a phone to do it, I just use as a browser extension and it works just fine. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Google introduces mandatory 2-Step Verification for Google Accounts
    You can use with Chrome or Firefox. There are many other TOTP generators for desktop. No need for Google Authenticator. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • How much security is too much?
    Two-factor authentication for web accounts that permit setting this up. The use of a browser extension from is OK if it is password-protected, I am sure KDE also has some app for this, a separate device like a phone is even better. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Unable to setup 2fa
    Well, turns out it was just Google Authenticator that was the issue. emailed support and they suggested I try (browser extension) and I just manually entered the info to add it in (on my pc) and it worked 1st try. Suggested to them --> Maybe update in the Settings to not suggest google authenticator or just add in the option? Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
    I work in tech and am required to use 2FA for authorizing into most apps/services. has been my go to 2FA plugin for Firefox for about 3 years without any issue. They also have a Chrome and Edge version. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Arch-friendly 2FA options
    I use browser extensions from Source: about 3 years ago
  • Aegis 2fa app codes not working
    Also, you wrote that you synced the time with your PC. Check if you can generate correct codes on PC, you can use WinAuth or browser plugin - at least you will know if your computer's time is not the root cause. Source: over 3 years ago

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