Starting the new year with remote work, the VPN 2FA wasn't working (it was working 7 months ago), I had to place a support call with the IT contractor. I had to deal with 2 separate techs over 90 minutes to get the issue fixed... 🤷♀️
But this gave me the opportunity to set up a 2FA app on my #Pinephone! The tech wasn't familiar with it of course. When I told him I had a Linux phone, he probably wondered to himself "who the heck is this freak?" 😁
We weren't able to set it up at first... 1/2
...But that was mostly my mistake. The tech left me a screenshot of the QR code before ending the call. Later I read the #Numberstation (2FA app) readme on its git repo. It was as simple as
1. Read the QR code with #Megapixels
2. Open the link
3. Numberstation automatically opens and is configured automatically.
I will use Numberstation over the next few days, that would remove yet another use for my Android phone.
Thanks to @martijnbraam for these two apps!
@email@example.com funny, I also set up totp on my new pinephone just this morning. The gnome authenticator app didn't work for me, but Numberstation is producing the same numbers as Aegis so I guess it's fine :-)
That's odd, with Numberstation a fork of gnome-authenticator, I would have assumed both worked the same. I thought the difference was added compatibility with QR code urls sent from Megapixels. ManjaroARM Phosh has both apps preinstalled, but I had removed the GNOME version without trying it.
I didn't know Aegis, I found it on F-droid, cool! Setting it up was as easy as with Numberstation: scan QR code, done.
I'm gonna wait a week or two, but if I have no issues with Numberstation, I'll feel a lot more confident with flashing my Android phone with some flavour of AOSP (probably CrDroid). I refrained from doing so in the past year, because I thought I had to keep the Sophos Authenticator app that the IT shop had me install to connect to my workplace's VPN.
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