11/30/2021

Authy Lastpass

Install Authy

The best way to manage all your 2FA accounts is to use the Authy app. It enables you to have a single mobile app for all your 2FA accounts and you can sync them across multiple devices, even accessing them on the desktop. Install Authy on your device by searching for it in your device’s app store.

Authy vs LastPass Authenticator: Which 2FA App Should You Use Here is an in-depth # comparison between Authy and LastPass Authenticator. Learn which app is more secure, feature-rich, and easy to use. Authy, Duo Mobile, LastPass Authenticator, and Microsoft Authenticator offer this, while Google Authenticator does not. In a security win for Google’s mobile OS, Android prevents anyone from. For example, LastPass Authenticator and Authy aren’t explicitly supported by as many sites and services. However, they still use TOTP, making them compatible with all services that support. The free version of LastPass supports a number of apps, including Google Authenticator, Authy, Microsoft Authenticator, and LastPass’s own authentication application. The proof typically takes the form of entering a random number generated by the app when requested by LastPass at login time. The advantage is that no connectivity is required.

Important: If any sites prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, note that you can always substitute the Authy 2FA app instead. Although they work in similar ways, Authy is more feature-rich and allows for multi-device syncing, cloud-backups, and easier account recovery should you change or lose your phone or device. Read more information on the features of Authy here.

Locate 2FA

When logged into your Lastpassaccount, click on the “Down” arrow to the right of your account icon (or the generic image if you haven’t added an image yet.). Then click “Account Settings.”

In the next window, Click “Multifactor Options” in the top Navigation. This will present you with multiple 2FA tools to choose from. If you are an Authy user, click the ‘edit’ or ‘pencil’ image to the right of Google Authenticator.

This is a good example of how other sites will prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, but remember that you can always substitute the Authy 2FA app instead.

On the next page, select YES next to “Enable” and choose if you want the 2FA service to be available to you when you are offline. Then, select to view the “Barcode,” or QR code. You will have to re-enter your LastPass password to view it.

Enable 2FA

Authy Lastpass

The next screen will show you the QR code. Keep this window open as you reach for your phone.

To capture the QR code, launch Authy on your device. Click ‘Add Account’ at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be prompted to hold your phone up to your computer to ‘Scan QRCode’ and capture the QR code provided by LastPass.

Once the QR code is captured, Authy will display your LastPass account with the appropriate icon. If you desire you can also change the logo or the nickname you give the account right on the Authy app. When ready, click ‘Save’.

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Return to the LastPass screen showing the Google Authenticator set-up and click “Update.” You will once again need to enter your LastPass password.

Finish Setup

Now you will be prompted to open your two-factor authentication app on your trusted device and enter the 2FA code for LastPass.

You will see that #2FA setup is complete.

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Lastpass Multifactor Authentication

Now your Lastpass account is secured with Authy 2FA. From now on, you will need to use the Authy app when you login.