Setting up Trusona for Kickstarter 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 Kickstarter.

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 Kickstarter

Log in to Kickstarter

2. Settings

Click on Settings

Click on Settings
Click on Settings

3. Account & Security

Under the Account tab, go to the Security section. It is located in the lower-right corner of the page

Click on Account
Click on Account
Click on Security
Click on Security

4. Two-factor authentication using SMS

Before you can use an authenticator app, you must first verify using SMS. Enter your phone number, click on the START VERIFICATION button and then enter the code you receive in the mobile text into the screen

After you have finished the step above, you will automatically be shown a QR code & be prompted to set up using an authentication app

Complete SMS authentication
Complete SMS authentication

5. 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. 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 Enable. It should now show that two-factor authentication is On

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

Finalize
Finalize

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