One-time app pass­words

When you en­able two-fac­tor au­then­ti­ca­tion, log­ging into the ac­count on a new de­vice or ap­pli­ca­tion should trig­ger a prompt to con­firm your iden­tity, but some older de­vices and apps — in­clud­ing email apps Thun­der­bird and Out­look — don’t work nicely with it

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The good news is you don’t need to source a sep­a­rate app or com­pro­mise your se­cu­rity — most ser­vices that of­fer two-fac­tor au­then­ti­ca­tion of­fer what’s known as one-time pass­words. Th­ese are pass­words you can use in place of a reg­u­lar pass­word to log into an ap­pli­ca­tion or de­vice. If an app re­fuses to work prop­erly even af­ter en­ter­ing the cor­rect pass­word, try one of th­ese in­stead.

If you’re a Google user, for ex­am­ple, go to ac­ and sign in. Choose your user­name, then ‘My Ac­count’. Click ‘Sign-in & se­cu­rity’, scroll down and click ‘App pass­words’ be­neath ‘2-step Ver­i­fi­ca­tion’. Choose ‘Se­lect app’ to give your app a name, and a de­vice, then click Gen­er­ate. Copy and paste the pass­word into the rel­e­vant field (tick the op­tion to save it). Now all should be well...

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