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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User showing not enrolled in 2FA but account detail shows 2FA is on - is this a reporting error

I am a gsuite administrator and in doing my regular report reviews I have found a user, that on the standard Security report shows they are not enrolled in 2FA. However, when I click on the user to ...
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Google Account two-factor auth without mobile phone number

I want to use an OTP App on my smartphone to use two-factor authentication with my Google Account. However, I do not want Google to know my cell phone number. I use a different app and not the Google ...
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What is an account verification method suitable for a Gmail account used by more than one person?

Like many people, I have created a Gmail account that is used by a not-for-profit group I am associated with. I need to access this account regularly (even though most incoming mail is bounced ...
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Have account but no cell phone. Will GitHub's new authentication require me to buy a cell phone?

I am a retired person who mainly sits at home. I don't need a cell phone. Will the change in authentication methods coming to GitHub force me to buy a cell phone? Are there alternatives?
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How to make Google Authenticator like Microsoft Authenticator

I'm using Microsoft Authenticator and every time I sign in in my outlook email, Microsoft Authenticator automatically sends short number so I don't have to enter my password. I would like to know if ...
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Missing “Signing in to Google” to Get Security Code

I am trying to sync Google Drive with MultCloud and I am asked to authenticate myself by using the ""Signing in to Google;" however, this is missing from my phone. I am unable to enter ...
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Video hosting with local control

I am writing a web application with video lessons in sequence. I want to use a streaming service for high availability and compressing content for different viewports. I would like the user to watch a ...
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Firebase emailVerified variable isn't changing after clicking the confirmation email

am using firebase with ReactJS, after creating a user I am sending a confirmation email, after clicking the link, the variable emailVerified remains false no matter what I try. Here's the code where ...
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Can someone please explain how I configure “two stage verification” for Gmail with an “app password”?

(NB This answer to a related question does not provide the kind of information I need: I did all this, and changed my email password to the "app password" in the Django configuration, but the same ...
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Recover Facebook account, without access to email and

We have the following scenario: Alice is authenticated on Facebook on her phone. She forgot the password of her Facebook account Can't access the email associated with the Facebook account and does ...
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Auto sign out of application using Google authentication

I have a web service that I use (viemo) where I signed in with a Google account. Is there a way somewhere in Google security settings to set how long the login will last? Or some way to force the ...
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Github leaks auth keys in a “comment left via email reply”

I've noticed that once I reply to github questions via email, the reply appears on the issue page with action links (as it should be), but it also has authorization keys. Comment of an issue as seen ...
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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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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 ...