Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an important layer of security that helps protect online accounts from unauthorized access. It is a simple but effective way to keep your data safe and secure. At ISAB, we use Authy as our preferred provider for time-based one-time passwords (TOTP) for two-factor authentication. In this article, we'll walk you through the process of adding a TOTP account from Cloudflare into Authy.
Before you can add your Cloudflare TOTP account to Authy, you will need to install the Authy app on your smartphone. You can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Once you have installed the Authy app, you will need to register an Authy account. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to create a new account. You will be asked to provide your phone number and email address to verify your identity.
To add a new TOTP account in Cloudflare, log in to your Cloudflare account and navigate to the "Two-Factor Authentication" section in your profile settings. Here, you will see an option to "Add a New TOTP Account." Click on this option to start the setup process.
When you reach the TOTP setup page in Cloudflare, you will see a QR code that you need to scan with the Authy app. To do this, open the Authy app on your smartphone and click on the "Add Account" button. Then, simply point your phone camera at the QR code on your computer screen. Authy will automatically scan the code and add the Cloudflare TOTP account to your Authy app.
Once the Cloudflare TOTP account has been added to Authy, you will need to verify that it is working correctly. To do this, return to the "Two-Factor Authentication" section in your Cloudflare profile settings and enter the 6-digit code that is displayed in the Authy app. If the code is correct, your TOTP account will be fully set up and ready to use.
From now on, whenever you log in to your Cloudflare account, you will be prompted to enter a 6-digit TOTP code. Simply open the Authy app on your smartphone and enter the code that is displayed in the app. This will confirm your identity and allow you to access your Cloudflare account securely.
Adding a TOTP account with Cloudflare into Authy is a simple and straightforward process that will help keep your online accounts secure. By using Authy as your preferred TOTP provider, you can be confident that your data is protected from unauthorized access. If you have any questions or issues with this process, don't hesitate to reach out to the ISAB team for assistance.