Two Factor Authentication Not Ready for Prime Time

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Two Factor Authentication Not Ready for Prime Time

Postby bpanike » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:27 am

Just some feedback after experimenting with two factor authentication. First when you enable it, there is a warning that it is not supported in all Church applications, it is true. When I enabled it I quickly lost the ability to sync my LDS Tools app (android) and sync my annotations in the Gospel Library app (android). My logins no longer worked on both apps. A login on Google Chrome would not work either, I had to use Firefox to get a prompt for my authentication code so I could get in to disable the feature. I am glad the Church is moving towards better security, but it looks like this feature still needs some work.
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Re: Two Factor Authentication Not Ready for Prime Time

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:50 pm

I use two-factor identification on my LDS Account and haven't had the problems you mention. It may be that things were just taking time to get in sync.
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Re: Two Factor Authentication Not Ready for Prime Time

Postby johncburr90 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:44 am

I'm having a different problem. Whenever I get to the verify step, I wait for a new code, type it in, and immediately get told that my session has expired. I'm eager to use this feature. I use Google authenticator for lots of other sites and appreciate the sense of security. I think there may still be a few minor bugs left, though.

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