We’ve finished adding two-factor authentication using Google’s Authenticator to version 6 of Passwordstate. Google Authenticator is great for smaller companies who can’t afford the investment required to internally host other two-factor authentication solutions such as RSA’s SecurID.
Configuring your Passwordstate account to use Google Authenticator, is quite a simple process:
- First intall Google Authenticator on your mobile device – Google Authenticator for Android, and Google Authenticator for iOS
- Visit the Preferences screen in Passwordstate, and click on the ‘Authentication Options’ tab
- Select the ‘Google Authenticator’ option from the Authentication dropdown list
- Generate a new barcode/secret key
- Scan the barcode into Google Authenticator on your mobile/cell device, or manually type in the secret key
- Click on the ‘Save’ button to save the secret key to your Passwordstate account.
Once you have successfully enabled Google Authenticator with Passwordstate and on your mobile/cell device, then you will be presented with the following login screen next time you visit Passwordstate.
You will now have a maximum of 60 seconds to copy the verification code from your mobile/cell device (image below), into Passwordstate. After 60 seconds, a new verification code will appear on your device.
We hope you like this new feature once version 6 of Passwordstate is released, and please leave us any comments you like regarding the feature.