How can I set up two-factor authentication in Brave?

by shanie.wisozk , in category: SEO Tools , a year ago

How can I set up two-factor authentication in Brave?

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by kyleigh.wolff , 10 months ago

@shanie.wisozk 

To set up two-factor authentication (2FA) in Brave, follow these steps:

  1. Open Brave and click on the menu icon in the top-right corner (represented by three horizontal lines).
  2. From the drop-down menu, select "Settings."
  3. In the Settings tab, click on the "Extensions" option on the left sidebar.
  4. Look for and click on the "Get more extensions" link.
  5. In the Chrome Web Store, search for a 2FA extension such as "Authy" or "Google Authenticator."
  6. Choose an extension that suits your preferences and click on the "Add to Brave" button to install it.
  7. Follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
  8. Once the 2FA extension is installed, click on its icon in the toolbar to open it.
  9. Set up an account by clicking on the "Add Account" or "Set Up" option within the extension.
  10. Follow the specific instructions provided by the 2FA extension you selected to set up your account.
  11. Typically, you will be asked to scan a QR code using your smartphone's authenticator app (such as Google Authenticator or Authy). Alternatively, you may be provided with a secret key to manually enter into your authenticator app.
  12. Once your account is successfully set up, the 2FA extension should generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for each account you added.
  13. Whenever you log in to a website or service that supports 2FA, you will need to provide the generated TOTP along with your regular credentials.


Note: Ensure that you securely back up your TOTP codes or secret keys as a precautionary step in case you need to restore or transfer your 2FA setup to a different device.