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Topic # 198684 19-Jul-2016 08:30
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Anyone switched to their new 2 factor authentication that rather than using a number just brings up yes/no on your phone?  So far its working somewhat with me,  for GMail fine, for Google Drive it doesnt seem to work at all.  It'll come up with the alert but just ignores the results.  I have tried it on multiple computers / browsers and every time Ive had to get a txt message instead to authenticate.  Havent stuck it on my Google Apps accounts as of yet.  

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  Reply # 1594857 19-Jul-2016 09:04
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  Reply # 1594883 19-Jul-2016 09:59
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 Similar but not the same.  Their new system can be set to use a prompt rather than the authenticator.  Never had trouble with the authenticator app, just the new prompt, and only with the Google Drive login - both via the windows app and website.  Gmail will authenticate fine, everything else I have associated will authenticate fine.  When logging into Google Drive from my desktop it'll still bring up the Accept prompt on my phone and I can hit yes, the box will disappear as per normal but it does nothing past that point which then requires me to use an alternative login method (txt message - which always comes thru).  Just wondering if it was my account only or if it was a problem in general.  I have searched their forums (which are generally a mess!) and found nothing.  I know its a new product so it'll either fix itself in time or it wont - I can always switch back to using the authenticator app.  


Google makes two step verification easy peasy


Thats the basics on it.  

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