Setting up Trusona for Cisco Meraki using 2-Step Verification with TOTP

This guide details the steps required to set up Trusona as a 2-step verification authenticator with TOTP for Cisco Meraki

Installing the Trusona App

Before you get started with the instructions below you'll need to install and register with the Trusona App.

  1. Download the Trusona App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Follow the registration steps in the App.
  3. Verify your email by clicking the link from Trusona.
  4. You're setup and ready to go!

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1. Log in to Cisco Meraki

Log in to Cisco Meraki.

2. My Profile

Click on My Profile.

Click on My Profile
Click on My Profile

3. Two-factor authentication

You will see underneath the Set up SMS authentication a line stating You can also set up offline access on a mobile device: Android, iPhone or Blackberry. Select the hyperlink corresponding to your device to continue.

Two-factor on a mobile device
Two-factor on a mobile device

4. Backup codes

Before scanning the QR code, a list of backup codes will be provided for account access should you not have access to the app. Make sure to store them somewhere safe.

Store Backup Codes!
Store Backup Codes!

5. Scan QR code

A QR code will be shown on the screen.

The prompt will instruct you to use the Google Authenticator app. However, the Trusona app will work as well.

  1. Open the Trusona app, and tap on the Settings menu
  2. Tap 2-step verification (TOTP)
  3. Scan the QR code
  4. Type in the number you see from the Trusona app
Scanning the code
Scanning the code

6. Finalize

Enter the code from the app into the screen, then click Verify. It should now show that Two-factor authentication is On.

Setup complete! The next time you log in to Cisco Meraki and are prompted for a One-time passcode, you can use the Trusona app to log in.

Finalize
Finalize

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