Setting up Trusona for Nintendo 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 Nintendo

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 Nintendo Accounts

Log in to your Nintendo Account

2. Security Settings

Click on Sign-in and security settings

Sign-in & Security settings
Sign-in & Security Settings

3. Edit 2-Step Verification settings

Under the 2-Step Verification settings, click on the edit button.

Edit 2-Step Verification settings
Edit 2-Step Verification settings

4. Email Verification Process

On the next page, click on the red 2-Step Verification setup button.

Click on red button to proceed
Click on red button to proceed

You will then need to verify your email address. Click on Submit to receive the email with the code.

Obtain verification email
Obtain verification email

Enter the Verification code and click Submit

Enter and submit verification code
Enter and submit verification code

5. Scan the QR Code

The prompt will say to use the Google Authenticator app. However, the Trusona app will work as well.

Be sure to have the Trusona app installed before proceeding.

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 Submit

Enter and submit the QR code
Enter and submit the QR code

You will receive a list of backup codes to use in the event you are unable to use the authenticator app. Be sure to save them in a secure location.

It should now show that 2-step verification is Set

The setup is complete! The next time you log in to your Nintendo account and are prompted for a One-time passcode, you can use the Trusona app to log in.

Finished
Finished

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