Setting up Trusona for pythonanywhere 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 pythonanywhere

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 pythonanywhere

Log in to pythonanywhere

2. Account Overview

From the overhead blue navigation bar, locate the link Account and click on it.

Click on the Account link
Click on the Account link

3. Security

From your account pagge, select the Security tab.

Under the Two-Factor Authentication section, click on the green button, followed by clicking Next.

Click on Two-Factor Authentication
Click on Two-Factor Authentication
Click on Next
Click on Next

4. 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

Enter the code from the app into the screen, then click on Next.

5. Backup Tokens

It should now show that you have set up Two-Factor Authentication successfully.

You will also be prompted to save backup tokens for account access should you not have access to the app. Make sure to store them someplace securely. Then click on Go back to the account page.

Store your backup tokens away someplace secure
Store your backup tokens away someplace secure

6. Finalize

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


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