Authenticator is a simple, free, and open source two-factor authentication app. It helps keep your online accounts secure by generating unique one-time passwords, which you use in combination with your other passwords to log into supporting websites. The simple combination of the password in your head and the rotating passwords generated by the app make it much harder for anyone but you to access your accounts.
• Easy: Simple setup via QR code, "otpauth://" URL, or manual entry
• Secure: All data is stored in encrypted form on the iOS keychain
• Compatible: Full support for time-based and counter-based one-time passwords as standardized in RFC 4226 and 6238
• Off the Grid: The app never connects to the internet, and your secret keys never leave your device.
At first, I loved this app. I love how secure it is. Key word: secure, maybe too much so. I’d advise everyone to take heed and write down their codes in at least one place. After getting a new phone for my birthday, I’m locked out of all my accounts. There seems to be nowhere within the App Store or online to get help with tech support.
Dec 26, 2020
I can’t recover the code, accidentally deleted the token and can’t login into my Coinbase!!! So frustrating, not recommended!!!!
Feb 20, 2021
So I just got my new iPhone after my other was broken beyond repair. All the authorization codes are gone and I’m locked out of most accounts that are vital to my day to day work..what now ?
Dec 23, 2020
Only use this if you plan on never transferring cell phones. There is no way to transfer the tokens to your new phone and you’ll have to find a way to get the tokens setup again.
Jan 08, 2021
Where do you get it? I tried the Matt Rubin one here, no go. Wish there was some help.
Jan 03, 2021