Setting up Trusona for Pocketsmith 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 Pocketsmith

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 Pocketsmith

Log in to your Pocketsmith account

2. Access Security

From the home page, click on the Settings tab, and then select the Security & connections tab.

Locate 'Security & connections' tab
Locate 'Security & connections' tab

3. The Two factor authentication Section

On the Security & connections page, click on the Two factor authentication section from the menu on the left.

Navigate to the 'Two factor authentication' section
Navigate to the 'Two factor authentication' section

4. Security Confirmation

You will be asked to re-enter your password for security purposes. After entering it, click on Confirm followed by Start two factor authentication setup.

Re-enter your password
Re-enter your password
Proceed
Proceed

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

Enter the code from the app into the screen, then click on Confirm Code. It should now show that two-factor authentication is now enabled.

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

Recovery codes
Recovery codes

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

Finalize
Finalize

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