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Guide: how to setup Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two Factor Authentication (also known as 2FA), is an extra layer of security requiring not only a password and username but also something that only a user has on them, most often – a phone.

Here’s a user’s guide on how to set-up your 2FA:

  1. The first step is to download “Google Authenticator” on your Mobile Device from Apple App Store or Android Google Play.

  1.  After successfully signing up at HODL Finance loan portal, you will be asked to activate two-factor authentication:

  1. Next step is to open your downloaded Google Authenticator on IOS or Android and press “+” in the top-right corner.

  1.  You will be offered two options: “Scan barcode” or “Manual entry”:

  1. If you choose “Scan Barcode”, you will need to direct your camera at the barcode in order to scan it:

  1. If you choose “Manual Entry”, you will be asked to fill in “Account” (email used for registration) and Authenticator Code into the field “Key”:


Key” is provided to you as Authenticator Code:

  1. After a successful barcode scan or manual entry, the verification pin will appear in the google authenticator app, for example:

  1. The final step is to enter this pin into “Your Verification Pin” field and click “Submit”:

  1. When logging in you will be asked to enter the authenticator code which is displayed in your mobile device.

It is automatically refreshed every 30 seconds.

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