How to setup 2FA without a mobile device

Aug 18, 2017
How to setup 2FA without a mobile device
  • Introduction:
    This page will help you setup two factor authentication even if you do not have a mobile device capable of running an authentication app. You will be able to enable 2FA and generate your codes right on your PC.

    Requirements:
    • Google Chrome
    • A PC

    Steps:

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    First we need to download an extension for chrome. This will be used to generate your keys using your secret. Navigate to this link and add the chrome extension!

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    Once you've added this extension to chrome, head on over to MC-Market! We need to enabled 2FA on your account in able to use the authentication extension.

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    Next, we need to enable verification using an app.

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    Now you will be prompted to enter the generated QR barcode, or the generated secret code. We will be using the generated secret code.

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    (KEEP THIS TAB OPEN)
    Now its time to enter the code into your new authentication extension! Click the widget at the top right corner of your chrome (unless moved somewhere else).

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    Click the pencil, then click add "+".
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    Now press "Manual Entry"
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    Name the profile "MC-Market", paste in your secret key, and set the generation method to time-based.
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    Now press OK! You will now see your generated MC-Market 2FA token. We aren't done yet! We need to go back to the tab where we first got our secret code, and enter our token in the verification input. This will finalize the 2FA setup!

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    Once completed, your account is now secured using 2FA without a mobile device.

    You can also click your token in the authentication extension to instantly copy it to your clipboard.
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