Setting up Trusona for GitHub 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 GitHub.

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 GitHub

Log in to GitHub

2. Settings

Click on Settings.

Click on Settings
Click on Settings

3. Security

Click on Security.

Click on Security
Click on Security

4. Two-factor authentication

Make sure Two-factor authentication is enabled.

Two-factor authentication enabled
Two-factor authentication enabled

5. Configuring two-factor authentication with Trusona

6. Setup two-factor

  1. Click on Set Up
  2. Click on Set up using an app
Set up using an app
Set up using an app

7. Use the Trusona app

A QR code will be shown on the screen.

  1. Open the Trusona app, and tap 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

8. Confirm

Click Confirm to finalize.

The next time you log in to GitHub and are prompted for a One-time passcode, you can use the Trusona app to log in.


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