How to Set Up Google Authenticator (GA)

To set up up 2FA with Google Authenticator (GA) follow the steps below:

Google Authenticator Requirements:

Setting up Google Authenticator:

  1. Once the GA app is installed, login into your Paxful account on a different device.
  2.  Hover over your username on the top right corner of the page and click Settings_Icon_.png Settings from the menu.

2FA_profile_menu.png

3. On the settings menu, click Security_Icon.pngSecurity.

Security_Menu_.png

4. On the security page, under 2FA settings, choose Google Authenticator

2FA_Menu_.png

 

  1. Click on the  down_arrow_icon.png  down arrow and a QR-code will appear.
  2. Scan the QR-code with your phone by using the Google Authenticator app. A 6-digit code will appear on the app. Or you can copy the code for manual setup.

    2FA_Activation_QR_Menu.png

  3. Enter the 6-digit code into the field below the QR-code. Your code will be automatically submitted once you input the code.
  4. You’ll then see a menu appear. To ensure that 2FA via GA is turned on, make sure it says Activated next to Status. Also check the toggle next to Logging in is blue

Actived_GA_2FA_Menu.png

  1. When all proper toggles are blue, you’re finished! 2FA with Google Authenticator is set up. 

 

Deactivating Google Authenticator:

To remove Google Authenticator, hit the "Deactivate" button in the Activated Status Menu.

Deactivating_GA_or_Authy_Menu.png

For information on how to troubleshoot Google Authenticator (GA) please visit our article on Troubleshooting 2FA.

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