Using Two-Factor Authentication

When Two-Factor Authentication is required and not set up yet, you will see a notification after authenticating with your credentials.

Twingate's 2FA uses industry standard TOTP format to generate 2FA codes. You can use any TOTP-based authenticator application on Android or iOS, such as Google Authenticator (Android, iOS). Your identity provider may also include this functionality in their own mobile app.

First, add a new application in your authenticator app, then scan the QR code using your phone's camera. If you are setting 2FA up from your phone, entering the alphanumerical ID instead may be easier. After you've set it up on your phone, confirm that everything is working correctly by entering the code that's generated in the app.

Going forward, you will need to enter the 2FA code from the app you set it up on every time you access a Resource or network protected by 2FA.


Remember to not delete the authentication app or the Twingate code inside the app or you will not be able to access Twingate Resources or Networks protected by 2FA.

Should you lose access to your authentication app where Twingate 2FA is configured, your Twingate Admin will need to reset your user's 2FA and you will have to set up 2FA again.

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