How to Set Up Google Authenticator (GA)

Modified on Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 12:58 PM

Google Authenticator is an application that implements two-step verification services for our users as an added layer of security. It uses a time-based one-time password algorithm and a HMAC-based one-time password algorithm for authenticating users of mobile applications by Google.

To set up 2FA with Google Authenticator (GA), follow the steps below:

Google Authenticator Requirements:

Setting up Google Authenticator:

  • Once the GA app is installed, log in to your Paxful account on a different device.
  • Hover over your username in the top-right corner of the page and click Settings from the menu.
  • On the settings menu, click Security.

  • On the security page, under Two-factor authentication (2FA) settings, choose Google Authenticator.

  • Click Activate now and a QR code appears.
  • Scan the QR code with your phone by using the Google Authenticator app. A 6-digit code will appear on the app or you can copy the code for manual setup.

  • Enter the 6-digit code into the field below the QR code. Your code will be automatically submitted once you input the code.
  • Once your code is automatically submitted, a menu will appear.
    To verify that 2FA via GA is turned on, make sure it says Activated. For more security, check all the toggles under the Enable 2FA column.
  • When all toggles are blue, you’re done! 2FA via Google Authenticator is set up. 

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