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  1. Bitwarden Authenticator

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the best way to protect yourself online.

Defeat cyber criminals & avoid account takeovers with stronger security, for free! Watch the video below to learn more about why you should enable 2FA for your accounts.

  1. The Bitwarden Authenticator is an alternative solution to dedicated authentication apps like Authy, which you can use to verify your identity for websites and apps that use Two-step Login. The Bitwarden Authenticator generates 6-digit Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTPs) using SHA-1 and rotates them every 30 seconds.
  2. To capture the QR code, launch Authy on your device. Click ‘Add Account’ at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be prompted to hold your phone up to your computer to ‘Scan QR Code’ and capture the QR code provided by Bitwarden. Once the QR code is captured, Authy will display your Bitwarden account with the appropriate icon.

Bitwarden account is locked due to Authy's 2FA I use Authy's 2FA to secure my Bitwarden account but I am unable to access my Authy account. Recently, I formatted my device after that I reinstalled the Authy app again and upon signing in, it says that multi device is disabled on my account. The Bitwarden Authenticator is an alternative solution to dedicated authentication apps like Authy, which you can use to verify your identity for websites and apps that use Two-step Login. The Bitwarden Authenticator generates 6-digit Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTPs) using SHA-1 and rotates them every 30 seconds. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the best way to protect yourself online. Defeat cyber criminals & avoid account takeovers with stronger security, for free! Watch the video below to learn more about why you should enable 2FA for your accounts. Everybody Should 2FA.

Why use Two-Factor Authentication

Relying on just usernames and passwords to secure your online accounts is no longer considered safe. Data breaches occur daily and hackers are always inventing new ways to take over your accounts. Protect yourself by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA). This blocks anyone using your stolen data by verifying your identity through your device. Enable 2FA now to protect your accounts online. Learn more about 2FA

Some feedback from our millions of users

First tweet from my new iPhone X! After finally getting it activated, moved 20ish accounts from Google Auth to @Authy - best decision today!

— David Ker (@snappy316) November 3, 2017

I've moved to @Authy for syncing my 2FA tokens between devices, using a backup file encryption password.

— 🦄 (@SwiftOnSecurity) August 2, 2016

I love @Authy

— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) July 26, 2016Reading Time: 3minutes

Introduction

Password Managers is still a necessity in 2020, and will be for a long time. I’ve been using Bitwarden with YubiKeys for a while now, so it was about time to share some experience, and how easy it’s to get started.

Bitwarden https://bitwarden.com/ is an Open Source Password Manager that is hosted on GitHub https://github.com/bitwarden. This means that you have full control over source code, and you also could contribute to the project. With Bitwarden you can simply self-host it, or run their Organization Plans that is hosted on Azure https://bitwarden.com/help/article/cloud-server-security/. Bitwarden offers different Organization Plans. To see what fits your demand go to https://bitwarden.com/#organizations. The Enteprises Plan supports Azure AD integration. I will cover this in another blog post.

Configure Bitwarden with your Favorite FIDO key

Bitwarden supports a whole range of Providers. When enabling 2FA you will also be prompted to download recover Code. Download these first, before proceeding to the 2FA setup! And Keep the Recovery codes safe, in case things went south!

To configure your FIDO key with YubiKey.
Go to:
1) Settings
2) Two-step Login
3) Manage

Just add your YubiKey with the Touch/Tap were it will populate the OTP or U2F, I recommend at least two YubiKeys, in case you lose your primary key. With the second backup key you can access your account if you ever lost your key! Yes, that will eventually happen 🙂 You could also configure Bitwarden with another supported OTP/U2F key if you have another brand in your possession. If you do not have one, Authenticator Apps like Authy, Google, Duo is supported as well.

The list of supported Yubico keys that will works with Bitwarden https://www.yubico.com/works-with-yubikey/catalog/bitwarden-premium/

If you need to support an NFC compatible key, use the NFC support. I have NFC supported key, so I can access the Bitwarden on go with my Phone.

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Test Login

Bitwarden authenticator key

After you have saved the settings, it’s time to test the login from your browser of preference. The login site https://vault.bitwarden.com

Let’s also test a login with iOS with an NFC compatible YubiKey

Summary

It’s without doubt that configuring 2FA with Bitwarden is straightforward with some simple steps. Just remember! Do not only configure one single YubiKey, that is not good practice.

Bitwarden is feature-packed and should tick all your boxed if you have strong requirements for a password manager. With the wide range of supported OTP/U2F, I think this password manger will make you delighted for a long time. And yes, it’s Open Source that is a big bonus!

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