What is 2FA?
Two-factor Authentication (2FA) provides an additional security layer for your LOBSTR account and allows you to make sure that you are the only person who can access or make transactions on your account.
With 2FA enabled for your account, you will need to provide an extra one-time password when logging in, sending funds and making other transactions in your LOBSTR account.
This extra one-time password is stored in the Google Authenticator app on your iOS or Android device and is regenerated every 30 seconds.
How to Enable Google 2FA in your LOBSTR account
Step 1. Log into LOBSTR website and choose 'Settings' in the side menu. From there, choose the 'Security' tab.
Step 2. Click ‘Enable’ in the 'Two-Factor Authentication' section. ’Google 2FA’ form will be opened.
Step 3. Install the Google Authenticator or Authy app on your device.
Step 4. Scan the QR code on the LOBSTR website where you're enabling 2FA.
If you're using Google Authenticator, open an installed app on your mobile phone (Android or iOS) to create an account. Click ‘+’ to [scan QR] or [manual entry] of ‘2FA 16-symbol key’ which is displayed in the ‘Save your 2FA backup key’ form.
If you're using Authy, open the app on your device and perform the setup instructions. Once registered, tap on the ‘+’ button and scan the QR Code or enter the 2FA backup key manually to add an Authenticator account. In case of manual input, you will need to pick logo by inserting 'lobstr.co' in the search box and further enter your 2FA account name. Ensure you have enabled backups for your Authy account.
- 2FA account: Account name defined by you on demand, such as ‘lobstr.co’
- 2FA Key: 2FA 16-symbol key which can be found in the ‘Save your 2FA backup key’ form
Step 5. Save your 2FA backup key
Step 6. Enable 2FA
- Account password: Login password, which is used to log in at https://lobstr.co/ website;
- 2FA backup key: Google 2FA 16-symbol key is the ‘backup key’ from Step 5;
- One-time password: 6-digit number generated by your Google Authenticator App installed on your mobile phone.
Step 7. 2FA Enabled
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.
Step 8. Connect Phone Number (optional)
We also recommend connecting a phone number to your LOBSTR account.
This will simplify the process of restoring access to your account, in case you lose access to your mobile phone or 2FA backup code.
This can be done under the 'Profile' tab in the Settings.
How to Enable Google 2FA for transactions in your account
Step 1. Activate checkbox
In the 'Two-Factor Authentication' section, check the 'Check 2FA when making transactions' checkbox and click the 'Save' button.
Step 2. Enable 2FA for transactions
In the 'Check 2FA in transactions' form, input your one-time password generated by the Google Authenticator app and click 'Enable 2FA'.
The one-time password is a 6 digit number generated by your Google Authenticator App installed on your mobile phone.