# Setup Google Authenticator

# Preamble

The completely free alternative to other 2-Factor Authenticators is the Google Authenticator. We strongly recommend setting up such a 2-Factor Authentication to protect your account. Please generate a recovery code afterward so you always have a possibility to gain access to your account in case you lose your mobile.

# Compatible Apps

The Google Authenticator is an "open standard", that has been implemented by a couple of different Apps / Vendors. Psono supports all compatible Apps, including the following:


Be careful if you use other maybe not so trustworthy alternatives.

# Setup Guide

  1. Login into your account:

Step 1 Login

  1. Go to "Account":

Step 2 go to account

  1. Select the “Multifactor Authentication” tab:

Step 3 go to multifactor authentication

  1. Click the "Configure" button next to Google Authenticator:

Step 4 click configure next to Google Authenticator

  1. Click the "New GA" tab:

Step 5 select new Yubikey

  1. Type in some descriptive text to identify your Google Authenticators later:

Step 6 some descriptive title

  1. Scan the QR Code with your App:

Step 7 scan qr code

  1. Enter one valid Google Authenticator code:

Step 8 one valid Google Authenticator code

Well done, your first Google Authenticator is now active. We strongly recommend setting up a recovery code in case your phone gets damaged, is lost or stolen.