I do not always have my phone available, for example when I travel abroad, which I when I need to view the cameras the most. It would be more convenient if I could use an authenticator program on multiple devices. For example, the Microsoft authenticator programs runs on both iPad and android. It would be more convenient to be able to configure MFA on BOTH devices so that I can use which ever is handy at the time.
In addition, there are other apps, I even have one on my watch (Authenticator Pro from Android Play). in fact, I removed the authentication from my phone’s Microsoft authenticator and now use my watch, which I have wherever I am. My point is just that, while MFA is extremely important, it would be more convenient if Wyze did not restricted it to only one device…
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Wyze does not restrict to one device. You should be able to transfer/import/export an MFA account to/from as many devices as you desire. I’m currently using Google Authenticator on 9 devices. I simply imported my account to each device. For each device, I logged into the Wyze app, entered the authentication code and haven’t had to mess with MFA since. I’m not familiar with Microsoft Authenticator and Authenticator Pro, but hopefully others will jump in to help.
Why do you think it is restricted to only one device?
I have Google Authenticator on three devices - Android phone, #$%^&* iPhone, & Android tablet. Takes seconds to copy an authenticator account to another device.
My only complaint with Google authenticator is the inability to password protect opening the app…
I use Wyze on three devices, android phone, iPad and a PC. it does work on my phone and iPad, but my PC is a problem, i still need one of the other devices with authenticators to be able to open the app on my PC.
You can use an AppLocker, secure folder (Samsung), pin the app…
Put the authenticator app on the other devices and the transfer the items in the app to the other devices, but don’t delete them from the primary device. This will make them available to on all devices.
I my Authenticator app on 3 devices, of my own, and 2 devices of my wifes. All work with no issues.
Try Authy. It synchronizes across multiple devices: iPhone, iPad, Ubuntu laptop.
Is Authy pretty secure? I have used Google Authenticator and others, but have not heard of Authy.
As far as I know it is just as secure as Google. Here is some information from their web site:
If any sites prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, note that you can always substitute the Authy 2FA app instead. Although they work in similar ways, Authy is more feature-rich and allows for multi-device syncing, cloud-backups, and easier account recovery should you change or lose your phone or device. Read more information on the features of Authy here.
You are welcome. One thing I forgot about the program is that it allows you to install it on multiple devices and then also synchronizes them. But you can also turn off the ability to install it on other devices. Even when you allow it the app needs approval from an existing device before you can install it on a new one, so at least some protection from someone installing it on a rogue device.
You can just delete Wyze from your Authenticator app and turn off 2FA in the Wyze app. Then turn 2FA back on in the Wyze app and add it back to your Authenticator app but this time save the code or take a photo of the QR and then use it to add to your Authenticator app on another device. I just did this using Microsoft Authenticator.
Or you can use something like Authy which installs on multiple devices and replicates your accounts among them.