Updated: February 28, 2023
Authy is a multi-factor authentication (MFA) software for your mobile device that allows multiple people to access single or shared accounts that have MFA enabled.
The application provides rotating authentication codes, referred to as Tokens. These Tokens are the authentication code required to sign into an account.
Step #1 | Download
Visit the application store on your mobile device and download the Authy app by Twilio.
Step #2 | Open
Launch the Authy application on your mobile device.
Step #3 | Register
Register your device on the Authy app as a secure token. Enter your cellphone number, and click Ok to proceed.
Step #4 | Verification
Verify your newly registered device by clicking the Use existing device option. Your mobile device will need to be approved by the Authy Admin.
Step #5 | Approval
You will be shown a Waiting for approval message while you wait for your device to be approved by the Authy Admin.
Step #6 | Vault Propigation
Once your device has been approved you will have access to your Authy Vault, your Account Tokens may take some time to load depending on the volume. There may also be a red lock symbol on each of the Tokens. If they are locked, you must enter the master password to access these Tokens.
Step #7 | Token Access
Once your Tokens are unlocked you can access them as usual. You will see that each Token has a code that will rotate every twenty seconds. This is the code used to verify the sign-on to an account with MFA enabled.