Setting up Trusona for You Need A Budget 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 You Need A Budget

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 You Need A Budget

Log in to your You Need A Budget Account

2. Account Settings

Click on Account Settings from the dropdown menu.

click on Account Settings
Click on Account Settings

3. Two-Step Verification

Locate the Two-Step Verification setting and click on the Enable button.

Enable Two-Step Verification
Enable Two-Step Verification

4. Account Verification

You may be asked to verify your email address. Check your inbox and access the link they send.

Access the link from your email
Access the link from your email

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
Entering the code
Scanning the code

6. Emergency Backup Codes

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

Securely store backup code
Securely store backup code

7. Finalize

Enter the code from the app into the 6-Digit Code box, then click on Next. It should now show that Two-Step Verification was successfully enabled.

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

Finalize
Finalize

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