Installing the Trusona App
Before you get started with the instructions below you'll need to install and register with the Trusona App.
- Download the Trusona App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
- Follow the registration steps in the App.
- Verify your email by clicking the link from Trusona.
- You're setup and ready to go!
You will need to have a Microsoft account in order to access many of their services and products, including Visual Studio Online. Therefore, you can set up Two Factor Authentication through your Microsoft account.
1. Log in to Microsoft
Log in to your Microsoft Account.
2. Microsoft Security
Click on the Security tab located at the top of the page
3. More Security Features
Locate and click on the interface labeled More security options.
4. Two-step verification
On the next page, locate the Two-step verification section and click on the Set up two-step verification link. Then click on Next.
5. Choosing the App
Click on Next and on the following page, select the An app option from the dropdown menu.
DO NOT click on the Get it now button. Instead, click on the set up a different Authenticator app link
6. Scan the QR Code
A QR code will be shown on the screen.
- Open the Trusona app, and tap on the Settings menu
- Tap 2-step verification (TOTP)
- Scan the QR code
- Type in the number you see from the Trusona app
Enter the code from the app into the screen, then click on Next.
7. Saving the Recovery Code
You will receive a recovery code to use in the event you are unable to use the authenticator app. Be sure to save it in a secure location.
If you had a recovery code for your account prior to this, it will now be replaced by the new code.
8. Security setup for Incompatible Devices & Apps
The next 2 pages will be discussing how to implement security features for devices/apps that do not have multi-factor authentication. Click on any of the links on each page if you want to further implement additional security. Otherwise, click on Next, then Finish
It should now show that your account is protected by Two-factor acuthentication.
Setup complete! The next time you log in to Microsoft or any of its services or tools, and are prompted for a One-time passcode, you can use the Trusona app to log in.