How to Set Up Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator (2FA) is an authenticator that uses a randomly generated one-time password, not a fixed password, for identity verification.

With Google Authenticator, you can protect your account even when your GDAC account password has been stolen or leaked as you have to go through two steps of verification to access your account.


Google Authenticator is an easy way to keep your account and assets safe. We recommend you to use it.


The "Recovery Code" on the Google Authenticator page is an important way to protect or recover your Google Authenticator. Thus, backup your 16 character code and keep it in a secure place.

You must keep the recovery code safe by printing it or writing it down. If you keep the code on your PC, mobile device and inbox, it may be used for hacking.

The generated code will be used to recover in situations like when mobile device has been changed or lost and app has been deleted.

*Recovery code can be only viewed once when you set up the Google Authenticator.

 


1) Click "Strengthen Security" to be redirected to the authenticator verification window.

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2) Click "verify"
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3) On Android, click "Google Play" and on iPhone, click "App Store."
4) Install "Google Authenticator" app.

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5) Open the app and scan the QR code.
6) If you have trouble scanning the code, click "Next" and then click "Copy" at Step 3.
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7) Click "+" at the top right corner.
8) Enter your GDAC account in the "Address" field.
9) Enter the copied code in the "Key" field.
10) Click the check mark icon on the top right corner to complete setting up the authenticator.

 

11) Go back to the main page and enter the added OTP in the "Authenticator Verification Code" field.
12) Click "Send Code" to send the code to your email.

 

13) Login to your registered email and check the verification code.
14) Enter the verification code in the "Email" code field.
15) Click "Add" to complete the authenticator verification process.