Google Authenticator - How to Add or Remove Google Authenticator



You may add two factor authentication after you have activated your account.


This tutorial will show you two methods of adding  two factor authentication to your login and how to remove two factor authentication.


Before you begin, please install the Authy app on your cell phone and  or desktop.


Authy provides you with login authentication codes.


Authy downloads for IOS, Android, Windows and Linux as well as Installation and use instructions are found here.


Once you have downloaded the apps and are familiar with its install and use instructions  you are ready to proceed.



Method 1 - After Activating Account and Before First Login



This method assumes you have created an account, received an activation code, and  are going to login for the first time.


Before logging on look for the Edit Profile button on the top right of the screen.


Select the button edit profile.


Button Edit Profile







This will open  the form below.


Select Google Authenticator from the drop down menu (2).


Use the Authy documentation to help you  setup the authentication account.


When you confirm the authorization code do not place a space in between the numbers.


Remember to save the backup codes.


Once you have stored your backup codes select the submit button (3).



editprofileform 2




























Method 2 - After Second Login  Adding or Removing Google Authenticator



 Once you have completed your initial login  you may add or remove Google Authenticator by selecting this link.


You will be presented with the same form described above.  This form will allow you to add or remove Google Authentication.


If you are not logged on when you select this link you will be presented with a login form and then the form below.


Select Edit Profile.


Button Edit Profile







In the following form select  Google Authenticator  to enable Google Authenticator or Disable Two Factor Authentication to disable Google Authenticator.


Remember  to close the previous window if you selected the link above.