Increase the security of your data by enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). When activated, you’ll be prompted to enter an additional unique security Code after entering your Master Password each time you unlock your database.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is the use of 2 pieces of information for authentication - each of which is from an independent source. The requirement of an additional component(s) to allow access increases security because the probability that multiple unconnected sources have been simultaneously hacked is small.
In practice, this means that your account is even safer because even if a hacker manages to get access to your Master Password, it is unlikely that they would also physically have your smartphone that you paired with 2FA.
Important: When 2FA is enabled, an internet connection will be required each time you unlock your database.
Once you’ve installed the Google Authenticator app on your Android or iOS device and have the latest available version of Sticky Password installed on each of your devices, follow these steps:
If, for any reason (e.g. loss or theft of your device), you don’t have access to the mobile device that has your Google Authenticator App, you are able to temporarily bypass 2FA using your e-mail (StickyID) to unlock Sticky Password in an emergency. Follow these steps:
If you’ve permanently lost access to the device that has your Google Authenticator app (for example, because you’ve lost it, or after upgrading to a new device), it will be necessary to disable 2FA for your StickyAccount and then to reactivate with your new device.
2FA can be disabled in the Settings menu in the Sticky Password application installed on your Windows computer, or under Sticky Password Preferences on your Mac.
Note: After disabling 2FA in Sticky Password, it is not necessary to uninstall the Google Authenticator app on your phone.
Google Authenticator app will create a new GA entry (GA Account) for Sticky Password that will: