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Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator is just like our RSA token and thus it is an extra security feature to your gmail account. Normally, you login to a website with your username and password only.  The access to your account relies on the strength of your username and password. Google authenticator is second-step authentication , therefore, you'll be prompted to enter a six-digit number after you provide your username and password like digits shown on RSA token.

1.To start this extra security feature first login to your google account

login with your username and password

or after login to gmail go to


Now go to accounts » 2-Step Verification »

 Click on 2-step Verification » Start Setup » 

Fill mobile number etc » Save & Continue »  Send Code » enter code received by sms » Next Confirm » Do it later »  Swtich to app »

A screen like below will appear


2. Now pick up your samartphone

go to playstore

Search " Google Authenticator"


3. Install the Google Authenticator

4. Open the google authenticator

Begin setup

Now Click on Scan a Barcode

If barcode scanner is not installed on your phone it will prompt to install barcode scanner

Install the above barcode scanner

after installation start the scanner and scan the barcode that appeared on your computer/ laptop

Click on Open with browser

Now click on OK to save the key.

Now all is set.

The number appearing should be filled in the CODE box given below the barcode computer

Now your account is safe. If any unauthorised person cannot login to your gmail account as it will ask for the code appearing in authenticator.

All the best.

ITKP on March 30 2015 09:43:09

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