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Questions tagged [authentication]

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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Get Google to resend my 2FA code without retyping my password?

Since I have two factor authentication on my account I have to use my phone to type in a code sent via text message. Sometimes it may not come in right away and after a while a message pops up ...
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What is a PayPal “confirmation code”, and how can you send one?

I use a PayPal account with Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA). Whenever I log in, after entering my password, I receive a code by text message like the following that I have to enter: PayPal: Your ...
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How to authenticate Jira webhook calls?

Applications like GitHub.com and GitLab.com can trigger webhook calls once something in issues change. In these examples you can set up a webhook or integration and register some secret. At the ...
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Managing OUs and features in the Google world

I work at a fairly large company (65k+ users) which has massively adopted Google G Suite and I work with the G Suite admin team to architect our environment. One of the things I'm struggling with is ...
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Use new email for google account [duplicate]

I have a google account based on an email name that I don't really like(used native spelling instead of the English one and now live abroad). I have LOTS of things tied to it though, (Android, drive ...
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Gmail IMAP telling me to “please log in using your web browser”

I've started using an organizational Gmail account (i.e. myself@myorg.org where myorg has a Google Applications subscription or whatever it is they call it). Now, I can log in via the web and read my ...
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DKIM Email authentication from standard gmail?

I want to send out email from my domain, but when I do, recipients are seeing a question mark indicating that I'm not authenticated. It seems that gmail only supports digitally-signed DKIM if you ...
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How to un-do restricting website's access to Facebook?

I went to sign up for one of many, many web services (in this case "Honey") which supports logging in with Facebook. When I was prompted what Facebook information I'd like to allow access to, I ...
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Fetching JSON in Google Sheets (ImportJSONAdvanced not defined?)

Currently working on fetching data from an API with Basic Authentication. Through this script: https://gist.github.com/anemitz/8cc6ef6c41ea4cefe51a13fbd6d8676a function ImportJSONBasicAuthentication(...
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How do I import mail from one Gmail account to another Gmail account?

If you google that question as is, you get a plethora of links and "how to's" on how to do it. This and this or this, are practically useless. They are badly written, some steps are "missing" (like ...
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New sign-in from myname1234@gmail.com

I have a Gmail account of the form my.name@gmail.com. I just got email from Google saying there was a new sign-in half an hour ago on Internet Explorer (which I haven't used in the last few days) to ...
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Can a hacked Twitter be used to access a person's email?

Sorry if I sound overly paranoid, but I was hacked earlier today on Twitter and I was wondering if the person who did it would be able to access my email?
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Reset or remove Gmail 2FA setting from specific computer

I accidentally checked (or did not uncheck) the "Do not ask for 2FA on this PC again" field when I logged into Gmail on a PC that isn't mine. Is there any way to reset this setting? I looked around ...
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Trust a device for more then 30 days in Google Two-Factor Authentication

When I log on to my Google account and have to enter a two-factor code, I get an option to trust this device for 30 days: Some time ago, this option trusted the device permanently - which is a lot ...
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How can I enforce user authentication when using StackEdit with Couchappy?

Problem The collaborative Markdown editor StackEdit can be used with the essentially free Italian CouchDB hosting provider Couchappy to store one's documents. StackEdit is a web service without ...
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Why do Microsoft and LinkedIn text me from the same number?

I recently enabled two-factor authentication everywhere I could, and many sites now text me when I log in. Nearly every company texts from a unique number, as I would expect. However, Microsoft and ...
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Options for 2nd Factor using corporate Gmail?

I'm working from a corporate account. The company uses Google's services. The account is only password protected. I use Opera when accessing this account. I have a personal, throwaway Gmail account ...
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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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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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Is it better to register with Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., or email? [closed]

A lot of websites these days (including this one) offer Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google login. Usually there's also an option to use old-style username/password credentials. I'm never sure which ...
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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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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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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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Allow Facebook, Google, etc. (OpenID) login to my WordPress.com hosted private blog

Is it possible, if using a private, wordpress.com hosted blog, to allow users to login via Facebook, Google, Yahoo, or other OpenID providers? We have a private blog, and we prefer that users not ...
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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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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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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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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 phone. ...
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I don't understand Google's 2-way authentication

What is the advantage of Google forcing me to keep me cellphone on, working and with me at all times? It just seems like this will prevent me from using my account some time in the future when I don't ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to allow only certain accounts from a specific group in Google Apps to sign in using OAuth?

Is there possibility to allow login to app only for certain users from Google Apps. From only one app to be more specific. I want to create admin panel that only some people can manage but I want to ...
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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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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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How can I get the password of an openID associated site?

Login to Stackoverflow.com supports OpenID authentication. Alternatively, we can login using using Google account (among others). Once we associate any supported account, an openID is associated ...
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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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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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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 correctly ...
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Blog readable only by people signed into a certain Google domain? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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 two-...
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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 account ...
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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 it'...
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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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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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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 ...