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Multi-Factor Authentication - Is it possible to set up on two phones at the same time for the same account?

  • 20 January 2023
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I have MFA set up on my own phone but I want to also set it up on a different “work” phone. Is this possible? Both would be providing authentication for the same account and both phones have different numbers.

Currently I use Google Authenticator. I have tried exporting the account from the old phone to the new phone but it doesn’t work on the new phone.

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Best answer by Taylor Tarpley 26 January 2023, 19:37

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Hi Taylor,

before I do this, won’t this just transfer the authentication to a the other phone rather than allowing both phones to authenticate the account?

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Hi @Glen White

 

Thanks for clarifying there! 

 

If you are a big enough account, I think using SSO would be an option. But upon further investigation with me colleagues, you are correct! Technically you cannot have 2 phones connected to a single authentication method. I’m sorry for the inconvenience this might cause! 

 

Thanks for participating in the Community! 

-Taylor 

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