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Tracy

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We currently offer several additional methods to secure your account here.

They are (in no particular order)
2 factor authentication (using Google Authenticator, 2FAS Auth, Microsoft 2FA Auth) - Authy currently has issues with this site and is a known bug that they are working on resolving. You can manually enter the key code that is provided and Authy will work, but it will NOT read this sites QR code.
Verification via Authy app (see above)
Passkey authentication (example is a YubiKey or any supported hardware key that uses WebAuthn / FIDO2 security keys
Email Confirmation

This will allow you to further secure you account. It is NOT required for use of this site, it's simply another method for security, and is similar to what is used by many other sites. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them.

You can enable these by simply clicking on your username in the top bar, selecting Password and security


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Then selecting the Change option in Enabled Methods.

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You will then be presented with these options to choose from.



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Tracy

Dark Sky Lover
Founder
Messages
377
Reaction score
55
Location
Texas
Telescopes

William Optics 103mm
Celestron NexStar 8SE


As an aside...I recently obtained a few YubiKeys, and would STRONGLY recommend them for anyone wanting to secure their accounts on a site that supports them. 2FA is nice (think the Chevrolet/Ford of authentication) but YubiKey is the Ferrari/Lamborghini/Rolls Royce of authentication.
 
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