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SWTOR: Security Key - Authy (Multiple Software Protected Accounts)

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SWTOR: Security Key - Authy (Multiple Software Protected Accounts)

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Khelben
05.11.2019 , 09:51 PM | #1
Hey I'm not sure if this has been covered anywhere but I just wanted everyone to know you can use AUTHY as your SWTOR account security token.

Why is this cool?
  1. Authy runs on almost any platform.
  2. Authy can backup your keys and restore from an encrypted cloud repository.
  3. You can electronically maintain keys for more than one account.

How to do it?
  1. Download the Authy App if you don't already have it.
  2. Run through the setup wizard and create an account to backup your database.
  3. Login to your SWTOR account and add a security key (you will need to remove any existing one first)
  4. When setting up your key take the Serial Number and put it into the Authy app.
  5. Choose a 6 digit code.
  6. Validate that code in the SWTOR account setup page.
  7. Name the Authy Account something you can recognize. "SWTOR:DisplayName" or something.
  8. Enjoy, wont you?

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Kainxii
05.12.2019 , 05:36 AM | #2
Sweet, thank you!

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SteveTheCynic
05.12.2019 , 01:21 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Khelben View Post
Hey I'm not sure if this has been covered anywhere but I just wanted everyone to know you can use AUTHY as your SWTOR account security token.

Why is this cool?
  1. Authy runs on almost any platform.
  2. Authy can backup your keys and restore from an encrypted cloud repository.
  3. You can electronically maintain keys for more than one account.
1. So what? It only matters whether it runs on the platform I want to use.

2. "Encrypted cloud repository" ==> "data leak" / "lost when the cloud servers die" / etc. Who has the encryption key?

3. It's far from the only app that does that.

4. How much are they paying you to promote this?
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DarkTergon
05.12.2019 , 01:27 PM | #4
I've never heard of authy, but I use winauth. I'd recommend anyone who doesn't have a smart phone, or who won't use the swtor app, to get one of these apps, apart from the extra security, it stops all those annoying password messages, you get access to the security vendor, whcih has new nice things, and as a bonus, you get 100cc's free, even if not a sub . (although, only subs can read this...lol)
No Idea if people use these, but if so, here's my referral link
http://www.swtor.com/r/jFXFFQ

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robertthebard
05.12.2019 , 01:56 PM | #5
So is this what's causing my actual security key to bug out occasionally? I am, as of right now, unable to connect to my account, or the game because it refuses to recognize my security key.
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Also, just a small point. Why should anyone who plays this game exclusively for any particular type of content, have to run a different type of content just to earn gear? What is that attitude all about?

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TheRandomno
05.12.2019 , 02:02 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkTergon View Post
(although, only subs can read this...lol)
Non-subs can read the forums. They can't post.

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DarkTergon
05.12.2019 , 02:26 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRandomno View Post
Non-subs can read the forums. They can't post.
Didn't know that, you learn something new everyday...lol
No Idea if people use these, but if so, here's my referral link
http://www.swtor.com/r/jFXFFQ

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Darev
05.13.2019 , 05:52 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkTergon View Post
I've never heard of authy, but I use winauth. I'd recommend anyone who doesn't have a smart phone, or who won't use the swtor app, to get one of these apps, apart from the extra security, it stops all those annoying password messages, you get access to the security vendor, whcih has new nice things, and as a bonus, you get 100cc's free, even if not a sub . (although, only subs can read this...lol)
Can you please link the directions to set up winauth?

I've at least heard of winauth, unlike the one the OP is talking about.

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denavin
05.13.2019 , 06:15 AM | #9
You can also use Google's authorization key too...
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Darevsool
05.13.2019 , 12:43 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by denavin View Post
You can also use Google's authorization key too...
That one I tried, I couldn't get it to work.
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