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When I generate an application-specific password to be used on google talk, Google states:

No need to memorize this password.
You should need to enter it only once. Spaces don't matter.

But this is confusing! I need to memorize this app-specific password. If I don't, how can I possibly log-in into my gtalk the next time? How is this password needed only once?

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The application is supposed to remember the one time password. –  Bibhas May 1 '12 at 5:13
    
@Bibhas What if I am using a shared computer? –  Meysam May 1 '12 at 5:41
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Then two-step is not of any use to you. Two-step is for personal computers and apps that only you would use. –  Bibhas May 1 '12 at 5:45

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You don't need to reuse the application-specific password as long as the application is remembering the password you give it. If you don't let the application remember your password, I think you will have to generate a new one every time you want to log in.

I will try to look into this and make sure I'm right. Stay tuned.

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Yes. The application is supposed to remember the one time password. It cannot be reused in any circumstances. The user have to generate a new password every time. –  Bibhas May 1 '12 at 5:12
    
That's the whole point on having the 2-step.. to be secure.. not doing the same mistakes :) –  Lipis May 1 '12 at 9:18

When you start using Google's 2-step verification, you need to provide a valid mobile phone number in which Gmail automation IVR can contact you.

After a logging into your Gmail account you will be getting a Phone call from IVR or a text message which you need to provide once this steps are completed you will be able to access your profile.

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The verification code sent via the phone call is different from application-specific password. –  Meysam Jan 22 '12 at 5:31
    
You will get different access code whenever you log-in. –  cyrilsebastian Jan 22 '12 at 10:18

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