Setting up Trusona for Hackerone 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 Hackerone

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 Hackerone

Log in to Hackerone

2. Profile Settings

Click on Settings from the profile dropdown menu

Click on Settings
Click on Settings

3. Authentication Settings

From the Settings menu on the left, click on the Authentication section.

Click on Authentication
Click on Authentication

4. Two-factor authentication Settings

You will need to enable account recovery using a mobile device first before you can enable two-factor authentication.

Click on the Set up button for Account Recovery

Click on Set up for Account Recovery
Click on Set up for Account Recovery

5. Receiving Verification Codes

You will be prompted to enter your phone number in order to receive a verification code. Make sure to follow the correct format when entering your number:

  • Start off with the + sign followed by your country code
  • No spaces and no ( )

Once you enter your phone number click on Next. An SMS verification code will be sent. Please enter the code they sent to you within 60 seconds and click on Next again.

Enter your phone number
Enter your phone number
Enter the SMS verification code
Enter the SMS verification code

6. Two-factor authentication Setup

You will be redirected back to the Two-factor authentication settings page. It should now show that you can enable Two-factor authentication. Click on the button to proceed

Enable Two-factor authentication
Enable Two-factor authentication now

7. Scan the QR Code

A QR code will be shown on the screen.

  1. Open the Trusona app, and tap on the Settings menu
  2. Tap 2-step verification (TOTP)
  3. Scan the QR code
  4. Click to proceed to the next page
Scanning the code
Scanning the code

8. Backup Codes & Submitting Information

You will be prompted to save backup codes for account access should you not have access to the app. Make sure to store them someplace securely. Also, have one of them ready to use for the final step

Securely store the backup codes
Securely store the backup codes

The next page will ask your for 3 inputs: the code from the Trusona app, a backup code from the list provided on the prvious page, and your account password. Once you have entered the information, click on Save.

Enter all details
Enter all details

9. Finalize

It should now show that two-factor authentication has been enabled for your account

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

Finalize
Finalize

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