This tutorial is for those looking to enable 2FA using LOBSTR mobile apps. If you want to enable 2FA in LOBSTR web application, follow the link to another tutorial.
What is 2FA?
This extra one-time password is stored in the Google Authenticator or Authy app on your iOS or Android device and is re-generated every 30 seconds.
How to enable 2FA for your LOBSTR account in Android and iOS mobile apps
We support the Google Authenticator and Authy apps for 2FA protection.
Choose 'Settings' in the side menu of LOBSTR mobile apps.
From there, choose the 'Security' section and tap on the 'Two-factor authentication' section.
You should be able to see that 2FA is disabled for your account.
Tap the 'Get Started' button to start the process of enabling two-factor authentication for your LOBSTR account.
Step 1: Save your 2FA backup key
It will also help you to restore access to your LOBSTR account in case your phone gets lost, erased or stolen.
Step 2: Install the Google Authenticator or Authy app on your mobile device
If you already have the app installed, go to the 3rd step below.
Step 3: Add your 2FA backup key to the Google Authenticator or Authy app
* Open Google Authenticator and tap 'Get started';
* Select 'Enter a setup key';
* From there, enter the data required to add an account to the Google Authenticator app:
— Account: Enter the email address of your LOBSTR account here;
— Key: Enter your 2FA backup key provided by LOBSTR app at Step 1;
— Select the 'Time-based' option;
* Tap the 'Add' button to add an account.
For Authy app:
* Tap '+' and select the 'Enter key manually' option;
* Enter the 2FA key provided by LOBSTR at Step 1 and push 'Save';
* Enter Account Nickname and tap 'Save'.
Return to LOBSTR when your Google Authenticator or Authy app starts generating a 6-digit one-time password for your account and tap the 'Continue' button on the 'Authentication App' screen.
Step 4: Enable 2FA
- One-time password: 6-digit number generated by your Google Authenticator or Authy app installed on your mobile phone.
Once the required data is entered, push the 'Enable 2FA' button to finalize the process.
If you’ve followed the steps correctly, your LOBSTR account login should now be secured with 2FA.
Important: 2FA confirmation is not enabled for sending funds and making other transactions in your LOBSTR account by default.
This can be done in the 'Profile' tab of Settings.
How to enable 2FA for transactions in your account (for accounts created before September 1, 2020)
On the 'Two-factor authentication' screen, check the '2FA for transactions' checkbox and input your one-time password generated by the Google Authenticator app or Authy app.
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