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Topic # 86073 30-Jun-2011 15:17
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I have just tried out Goggles two factor authentication and it works fine. Only problems is I cannot see how I can have it working on two separate devices. I receive email on my phone and tablet. If I authenticate gmail to the phone it works but there is no way I can also authemticate the tablet to get same mail.
Anyone have any idea how I can do this?




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  Reply # 487899 30-Jun-2011 15:24
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Wouldn't it be better and more secure on just one device, the one that you use all the time, ie phone?

I have it enabled but have not tried to use Google Authenticator on more than one android device...
 

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  Reply # 487900 30-Jun-2011 15:24
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Either setup a Application Specific Passwords, or scan the barcode using both devices during setup.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 487902 30-Jun-2011 15:26
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I have 2 laptops and my phone running it and have no issues... Are you using the standard gmail app on your tab?



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  Reply # 487968 30-Jun-2011 16:47
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I need it on both.




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  Reply # 487972 30-Jun-2011 16:49
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NO I am not using gmail applet I use K9 for mail. As far as I can see once it generates a code for accessing gmail that is it. It does not want to recognise a second device using the same code or even if you generate a different code for second device then forst device stops working.
Its a real pain. I guess back to single authentication




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  Reply # 487975 30-Jun-2011 16:51
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I actually pasted the single code into 2 versions of thunderbird and it works fine. :/

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  Reply # 487987 30-Jun-2011 17:22
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You ARE generating the code for "K9" and not gmail, yeah?

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  Reply # 488024 30-Jun-2011 19:16
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I have application specific passwords set up separately for a number of different gmail applications.... Thunderbird and Android. Both are receiving and syncing emails smoothly.

Have you had any luck yet?



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  Reply # 488060 30-Jun-2011 20:53
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OK I ripped it all out and re configured two factor and this time it worked on both devices. I am happy now
Thanks for help and advice




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