Google Authenticator and Touch ID

TyWahn

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I was wondering how to enable Touch ID for Google Authenticator App. If you even can.
I used to use LastPass Authenticator and it requires a finger print before it opens up and you get the code,
Is there such a thing for Google's Authenticator? I have Googled it for 30 min and couldn't find an answer,
Thanks for any help.
Ty
 

jdogg836

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Nope, there isn't. But if your phone is locked they can't get to the google authenticator without unlocking it. Maybe Google feels this is "good enough".
 

IHelpId10t5

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Security on an iOS device is based on access to the device and data as a whole and not for individual apps. It shouldn't be any other way.
 

Paco II

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Additionally, there is no real reason an authenticator app should need a password to access. That said, if you want that, why not just stick with Lp Auth?
 

jetsam

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I was wondering how to enable Touch ID for Google Authenticator App. If you even can.
I used to use LastPass Authenticator and it requires a finger print before it opens up and you get the code,
Is there such a thing for Google's Authenticator? I have Googled it for 30 min and couldn't find an answer,
Thanks for any help.
Ty
I use Authy instead of the Google Authenticator. It works anywhere the Google Authenticator does. You can use Touch ID with it. It also, optionally, has multi-site support, so I have the same 2FA tokens available on my iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC.

It's a free app.
https://authy.com/
 

TyWahn

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Additionally, there is no real reason an authenticator app should need a password to access. That said, if you want that, why not just stick with Lp Auth?
It never came up as an option to use when asking for an Authenticator. :-(
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I use Authy instead of the Google Authenticator. It works anywhere the Google Authenticator does. You can use Touch ID with it. It also, optionally, has multi-site support, so I have the same 2FA tokens available on my iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC.

It's a free app.
https://authy.com/
Is there a way to transfer all my sites to Authy from Google Authenticator?
 

jetsam

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Is there a way to transfer all my sites to Authy from Google Authenticator?
Unfortunately, there is no way to get data out of the Google Authenticator - that is perhaps its greatest failing.
 
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