Setting up Trusona for PayPal 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 PayPal.

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 PayPal

Login to PayPal

2. Cog icon

  1. Click on the cog icon in the righthand corner to access account details
Click on Account and then Login & Security
Click on Account and then Login & Security

3. Select Security

Click on the Security tab

Click on Security
Click on Security

4. Set up 2-step verification

Click on Setup button in the 2-step verification section

Click on Get Started
Click on Get Started

5. Enter details

Click on the Use an authenticator app option and click Set It Up

Select Use a mobile app option
Select Use a mobile app option

6. Scan the QR Code

A QR code will be shown on the screen.

  1. Open the Trusona app, 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

7. Finalize

Enter the code from the app into the screen, then click on Confirm. It should now show that Two-step authentication is On

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

Finished Trusona app setup
Finished Trusona app setup

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