Setting up Trusona for Login.Gov 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 Login.Gov

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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If you have not made an account, go to SIGN-IN and then CREATE ACCOUNT. After verifying your email, you will be prompted to add an additional verification method as shown below. Select on AUTHENTICATION APPLICATION and then start at STEP 3 below.

Account creation step
Account creation step

1. Log in to Login.Gov

Log in to Login.Gov

2. Two-Factor Authentication

On your account, go to Two-Factor Authentication and click on the +Add button.

Adding Two-factor authentication to account
Adding Two-factor authentication to account

3. Scan the QR Code

You will be prompted to name the authentication app. After that, click the + sign on the Scan code with your mobile device option.

Display QR code
Display 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

4. Finalize

Enter the code from the app into the screen, then click to submit. It should now say you successfully assigned virtual MFA to the account/user.

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

Finalize
Finalize

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