What is 2FA
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a method to make your account even more secure. This is done in conjunction with the mobile app 'Google Authenticator', which upon turning on the 2FA allows the you to have another wall of protection for your account. It does this by requiring you to enter in a six-digit code before signing into your account. This code can only be found on the Google Authenticator app located on your mobile device. This six digit code refreshes every 30 seconds ensuring the security of your account.

How do I turn on 2FA?
To begin press the icon pictured below, which is located at the top right of the Coinstash Website

Then press the settings icon

This will then take you to the settings page where you will see a security subsection as shown below. To turn on 2FA press the icon shown by the arrow

From here you will be required to download the free Google Authenticator app on your phone. Once you have downloaded the app, open it and use the camera within the app to scan the QR code (1) shown to you on the Coinstash page. Upon doing this a six-digit code will be shown on the app. Type this code into the Coinstash website (2). (This code will refresh every 30s and a new code will be generated)

The button used to turn on the 2FA will now be shown in blue to show that the 2FA feature is now active

Now when you go to sign in, as well as typing in your email address and password, you will also be required to enter the six-digit code shown on the Google authentication app. You or anyone else will be unable to sign in without this code.

If you wish to turn this feature off repeat the first two steps to get to the settings page. Then press the blue icon next to the 2FA to turn off the feature. This will then turn back to a grey icon which indicates that the 2FA is no longer activated

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