Are you looking for an alternative to two-factor authentication that doesn't involve receiving an SMS text message, or perhaps, you want another added level of security? Whatever your concern, you can now use an app authenticator on your smartphone with tastyworks customer account management (manage.tastyworks.com).


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What is an Authenticator App?

A smartphone-based app that generates a 6-digit code using a QR Code to verify your identity

An authenticator app is a different form of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for an added layer of verification and security. An authenticator app is a smartphone application that you download and install on your smartphone. Unlike SMS text message-based 2FA, you would open the authenticator application on your smartphone to retrieve a 6-digit code instead. This is achieved after linking your authenticator app to your tastyworks account by using your smartphone's camera to scan a QR code and entering the 6-digit code displayed. Instructions to link an authenticator app to your tastyworks account are located below. 


To get started,  you must have a smartphone with a camera and have an authenticator app installed on your device.


Please do not use a traditional QR Scanner/Reader app when authenticating your account. 



When can I expect to use the Authenticator App?

Like SMS-based 2FA, you can expect to pull up your authenticator app on your smartphone when you perform the following account management tasks. After you register your authenticator app to your tastyworks account, a code will generate once every 30 seconds that you must enter when prompted.

  • Changing your email address

  • Changing or resetting your password
  • Linking your bank account
  • Initiating a withdrawal


Which Authenticator App can I use?

There are many authenticator apps, so pick an app you prefer

There are a lot of authenticator apps to choose from, but some popular ones are listed below. You can download any of the authenticator apps listed below or any other authenticator app that you prefer in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The links below to each authenticator app will take you to their respective product page for more information.


After veriying your account using an authenticator app, please do not delete the authenticator app from your mobile device.


What if I already have an Authenticator App on my phone?

Are you already familiar with App Authenticators and have it installed on your phone? Then, great! You're halfway there. Continue to the next section below to learn how to set up your authenticator app with your tastyworks account.


Instructions for First-Time Authenticator App Users

Not sure what to do after you see the QR Code?

If this is your first time using an authenticator app or you did not have SMS-2FA previously enabled and are wondering what to do next, then you're in the right place. First, you will need an authenticator app installed and launched on your smartphone. Then, you'll need to scan the QR code presented using your authenticator app. Please refer to the slideshow below for illustrated instructions. Lastly, please note that the code displayed in the animated example is for example-use only. Your verification code will be different from the example below. 


How to switch to from SMS-2FA to Authenticator App

Log into your account at tastyworks.com then go to My Profile>Security

To get started with enabling your Authenticator App, log in to your account at tastyworks.com. After logging in, navigate to My Profile>Security, or click here for a shortcut. Please refer to the step-by-step instructions below. 


The instruction below includes a brief animated illustration of the verification process using an authenticator app. Lastly, please note that the code displayed in the animated example is for example-use only. Your verification code will be different from the example below.