In this situation (internet & computers) refers to the act of confirming the identity of a person or assuring that a computer program is a trusted one.

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How does Google's new two-factor authentication work with IMAP, POP, etc.?

I'm very excited about Google's new two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication means, in this case, that instead of just authenticating based on "something you know" (your password) you also ...
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Gmail rejects SMTP password with 2-factor authentication

I am using the Mail app on Mac OS X to access my Gmail account using 2-factor authentication. The app is configured with an application-specific password and it works fine for a few days: email can be ...
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Will having a Facebook account soon become a necessity for use of unrelated web apps?

I'm noticing an increasing trend of sites that offer Facebook authentication. However, I don't really want an account myself. Would my disdain of the service proper ever be overruled by use of it's ...
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Is there a difference between a formal logout and shutting down the browser?

Sometimes I log out of a web page or app by clicking on a specific "logout" link. Other times I may be in a rush so I just close the browser. Is there a benefit to formally logging out? Is shutting ...
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If my Gmail address is abcdefgh@gmail.com, then what would be my OpenID?

If my email is abcdefgh@gmail.com, what would be my OpenID?
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Limit Google “trusted computer” auth cookies to 30 days

It looks like Google's two-factor authentication has switched to using long-expiration cookies for remembering "trusted" user agents, instead of the 30 day expiration previously used. This seems ...
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After revoking 2-step Gmail verification can't access account on apps, only at gmail.com

I tried the 2-step verification for Gmail a few days ago and created app-specific passwords for my mail clients (Apple Mail, Sparrow, iPhone, iPad) and they all worked out fine. Last night, I tried ...
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Why should I use the Google Authenticator app instead of SMS?

I use Google's two-factor authentication, because I know that access to my email account is the skeleton key to all my other accounts. And... it's pretty annoying - I'm frequently swapping computers ...
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Erase Google two-factor authentication token

I logged in to GMail with two-factor authentication and mistakenly left the "Remember this computer for 30 days" option checked. I'd like to erase the authentication token, so on the next log in ...
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Linking Google accounts after registration in Trello

Originally, I registered using my email address (@gmail). Now I would like to link that account to my Google authentication credentials. Is this possible? Or do I need to create a new Trello account ...
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When did Facebook start using the OAuth protocol?

When I last used Facebook authentication, it provided it's 'Facebook Connect' protocol which wasn't necessarily implementing the open source OAuth protocol but now they say that they are using OAuth ...
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Do I have to “Sign In” each time I visit google.com/analytics?

I'm already signed in my Gmail account and saved my password. To view my mailbox the only thing I have to do is to visit Gmail.com. But the problem is with visiting analytics.google.com. Each time ...
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Add non-Google login option to Flickr account

I signed up to Flickr using my Google account. This has become a major usability headache since I moved to China: While flickr itself is not blocked here, Google's authentication redirect dance (which ...
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Gmail two-factor authentication without a cell phone?

I love the idea of protecting my Gmail account using two-factor authentication, but I don't own a cell phone. And I don't want to tie Gmail to a land line since the whole point of having the account ...
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Accessing a password-protected iCalendar feed from Google Calendar

I want Google Calendar to show the events from a remote ics feed protected by HTTP Basic Authentication. The URL is like: http://user:password@host/path/eventList?site=calsite&format=calendar ...
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Implications of using Google to login to third-party websites

Nowadays a lot of websites (for instance CNET.COM and some forums) offer to login using your Google (Facebook, Yahoo etc) account instead of creating account on the website. Can anyone explain what ...
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Web-based RSS reader supporting RSS authentication

I can't seem to find a web-based RSS reader that supports RSS authentication so that I can read my Basecamp updates. I don't want a downloadable desktop app. I also want native support for RSS ...
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Two factor gmail authentication: How to login from *either* device?

How can I use 2 factor gmail authentication in this situation? I have a gmail account, a laptop and a phone. I use 2 factor authentication so that when i try to access gmail on the laptop, i verify ...
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Using “Google 2 Step Verification” while on vacation

I'm using Google 2-Step Verification and I'm about to go for vacation. My biggest concern is that I will not have my phone with me and therefor will not be able to receive texts with code whenever I'd ...
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Does Gmail provide a way to see a hash of an email?

Does Gmail provide a way to see a hash that they say represents the sum of all data within a given email?
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Verification by SMS in country with long code? (Germany)

I enabled two factor authentication with a German number. And since then I'm locked out of my account: verification SMS never arrive After setting up two factor authentication, I made a quick test, ...
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Blog readable only by people signed into a certain Google domain?

I am the webmaster for a school that uses Google Apps for Your Domain, so every family has an account at our domain. We would like to create a blog that can only be read by school families. Blogger ...
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Direct link to Google Voice (or other Google applications) to log in as a specific user

I use multiple Google accounts for email, documents, and Voice. If I go to Google Voice, it will recognize whatever my most recent session is and use that. This is almost always my work session, so I ...
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Google restrict services to application-specific passwords

Is there no way to restrict services for Google's application-specific passwords? Those passwords have almost full access to your account. It seems like design flaw. Eg. if I generate generate a ...
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Why do Microsoft and LinkedIn text me from the same number?

(I'm not totally sure if this question is a match for this site, but I can't figure which StackExchange site is best; if I ought to migrate, I welcome any suggestions.) I recently enabled two-factor ...
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Logging out from another computer

I left my Facebook page up at work. Can I log out of it from my home computer so no one can mess with my page?
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How to sign up to VEVO without using Facebook

When using VEVO it seems impossible to register without using Facebook. No other options are given (even with Incognito) Is there a path to a regular form registration? I just want to save a ...
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security and google id

There are lots of apps (on my phone, on the web, etc.) that want to use my google id for authentication and to sync data -- news readers, contact info, notes to google docs, etc. In general, they ask ...
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What access to my Google account am I granting this web app?

I was signing up for a web service, when the following prompt showed up. I'm familiar with this process, and I've granted some more finer-grained access to other apps before, but if I recall ...
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Google's 2-step verification - how to use application-specific password multiple times?

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 ...
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Flickr available only through phone. Can't reset pasword

I can access the account from my phone, but I'm not able to save any pictures. I can't access my account from the web because I created it using Google. Then when I didn't know how to get my pictures ...
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2-step Authentication Facebook - Is it possible to disable SMS codes?

I have Facebook login approvals set up. Is there any way to stop Facebook from sending login codes via SMS? Preferably, I'd like to exclusively use my Google Authenticator app to receive login codes. ...
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Cannot login into amazon.com

I have bought a laptop on amazon a couple days ago. I would like to login to check my order. But I cannot login into amazon.com or amazon.fr What I have tried: Tried to change password (click ...
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Google authentication and authorization among their apps [closed]

Google has a bunch of apps like Google+, Gmail, Docs, Reader, etc. Internally, these apps must talk to each other securely to query information/data. I am wondering conceptually how Google implements ...
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Facebook Events — can you integrate?

Could someone please tell me if it is posssible to integrate with Facebook events? Ie, pass some parameters to create an event from an external site and forward invites to via facebook (and via your ...
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Is it possible for one to disable Google's suspicious login attempt detection?

I am traveling quite a bit and due to that, I'm being requested a confirmation code by Google, which requires the use of a mobile phone I am unfortunately unable to use due to differing cell networks ...
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Why does Chrome throw out my Google Two-Factor Auth “trusted-ness”

I have Google Two-Factor Auth turned on for my account. When I first log into my account, I have to enter a code I receive via SMS. At this point, my computer should be trusted; that is, I should have ...
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Two bitbucket (or Github) accounts with same SSH key

Bitbucket's help says: if your account's username is happy_cat, you would need to create a new account with a username of happycat to use this feature That's my case, so I created a second ...
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How Yahoo Mail login page could store cookie on some different path on user's system?

Some time ago in Yahoo Mail's login page, there was an option to keep signature as text or image on user's system. So even after user logged out and come back again, can see the signature on the same ...
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I have evidence that someone is accessing my Google account, what should I do?

I have evidence that someone has been accessing my Google account since I started to login to use a variety of services. I did not have this problem when I was using my Google account exclusively for ...
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Is there two-factor authentication for hosted wordpress.com blogs?

There is a plugin that supports two-factor authentication via Google's Authenticator for self-hosted Wordpress blogs. Is there a similar feature I can turn on for hosted wordpress.com blogs? Every ...
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2-step Google Authentication for Facebook?

I'm very confident for my account on Google, Dropbox, and Lastpass when they allow me to log in using two factors the username+password the Google Authenticator's code generated from my smart ...
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How can we access a Facebook account if it was setup by a 3rd party?

A client of ours had their Facebook business page set up by someone who has disappeared. How can our client get access to her business page to make changes? The business page is here: ...
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Unauthenticated access to Google Docs and Calendar

Today, I tried a demo of Openbravo (web-based ERP) and on its main workspace there were two widgets Google Docs and Google Calendar and they both displayed my Docs and Calendar data from my Google ...
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Which popular/high-profile web applications support two-factor authentication? [closed]

I'm aware that both Google and Facebook offer two-factor authentication, by sending an SMS to your phone under certain circumstances. What other popular or high-profile web applications support ...
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Can I have application-specific passwords without 2-step verification for my Google account?

Is it possible to use application-specific passwords on Google without going through all the hassles of the 2-step verification authentication? What if I don't want to tie myself to a phone number on ...
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How to avoid Google Mail SMTP lock while traveling?

I know there are lots of articles about this problem, but I still can't find a nice way to fix that. My boss is traveling a lot, and because of constant change of place her google account is blocked. ...
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Does Hotmail offer two-factor authentication?

I've read multiple news articles that claim Hotmail offers two-factor authentication. One of the articles describes Hotmail's system, saying ...whenever you go to Hotmail...you can choose to get a ...
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How to set up PayPal's two-factor authentication with a mobile app or trust my computer?

I just set up two-factor authentication feature for my account with PayPal, but I can't seem to find a way how to set it up to either trust my desktop computer (so that it doesn't ask for a PIN on it) ...
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Signing in to Google through very different IP addresses

Because I connect to many different VPNs and make it appear that I'm in very different geographical locations, how do I add a whitelist of IP addresses that are allowed to sign in to my account so I ...