Setting up Trusona for Nexus Mods using 2-Factor Authentication with TOTP

This guide details the steps required to set up Trusona as a 2-step verification authenticator with TOTP for Nexus Mods

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 Nexus Mods

Log in to your Nexus Mods Account

2. Account Settings

Select Account Settings from the dropdown menu

Click on Account Settings
Click on Account Settings

3. Security & Two-factor authentciation

On your account page, click on the Security tab, and then click on the Set Up 2FA button located directly beneath it in the Two-factor authentication section

Access the security tab
Access the security tab

4. Using the Trusona App

A popup will appear telling you to install the Google Authenticator app. You can use the Trusona app in its place. Once you have the app installed on your mobile device, click on Next

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

Click on Verify 2FA and then enter the code from the app into the screen. Once typed in, click to proceed. It should now show that 2FA Is Activated

You will also be prompted to save backup keys for account access should you not have access to the app. Make sure to store them someplace securely.

Secure backup keys
Secure backup keys

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

Finalize
Finalize

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