You can setup two-factor authentication for your Github Account by using Passly Authtenticator two-step verification. Download the Passly Authenticator mobile app, install it and grant the application access to the camera so it can scan barcodes / QRCodes to add new applications such as Github, to the application.
Upon first activation of the Passly Authenticator, it will ask for authorization to access the camera. This is so it can use the camera to scan barcodes and QR codes from other applications that you wish to pair it with.
The steps for pairing Passly Authenticator with Github are shown below
- Login to your Github account, click the drop down beside your user icon and choose Settings.
- Select Security.
- Select Setup Two-Factor Authentication.
- Select Setup using an app.
- Open the Passly Authenticator app and scan the QR Code shown on the screen to pair the app and you account.
Test the new application in the window provided
Try out the new application once it’s added by entering in the onetime passcode below the QR Code.
Note: Make sure you take a copy of the recovery codes just in case you lose access to your phone.