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Authenticator App for NuGet

A step-by-step guide to activate 2FA in your NuGet account.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your NuGet account, follow these steps:

  • Begin by downloading the Authenticator App on your device. You can find it in your Apple device's App Store. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code provided or click on the "Download on the App Store" button below.
  • Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

  • Once the Authenticator App is installed, open it on your device.
  • In the NuGet account settings, locate the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or 2-Step Verification option.
  • Choose the option to set up 2FA and select the Authenticator App as your preferred method.
  • Scan the QR code displayed on your NuGet account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your NuGet account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your NuGet account. Enter this code into the designated field on the NuGet website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your NuGet account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your NuGet account, you'll need to enter both your password and the temporary code generated by the Authenticator App to enhance the security of your account.

    Download the Authenticator App from the App Store
    Scan QR code to download the Authenticator App

    Scan to download the app

    Why you should use 2FA for NuGet?

    NuGet is a popular package manager for .NET developers. If you're using NuGet, it's important to enable 2-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your account from unauthorized access. With 2FA, you'll need to enter a code from your Authenticator app in addition to your password to log in to your NuGet account.
     Enabling 2FA is easy and can be done in just a few steps. Simply download an Authenticator app like Google Authenticator or Authy, scan the QR code provided by NuGet, and enter the code generated by the app. Once you've enabled 2FA, you'll have an extra layer of security that makes it much harder for hackers to gain access to your account.
     In addition to enabling 2FA, there are a few other security and privacy tips you should follow when using NuGet. First, make sure to use a strong, unique password for your account. This will make it much harder for hackers to guess your password or use a brute-force attack to crack it.
     Second, be careful when installing packages from NuGet. Make sure to only install packages from trusted sources and verify that the package is what it claims to be before installing it. This will help prevent you from accidentally installing malware or other malicious code on your system.
     Finally, make sure to keep your Authenticator app and other security tools up to date. This will ensure that you're always protected against the latest threats and vulnerabilities.
     By following these tips and enabling 2FA, you can help keep your NuGet account and your sensitive data safe and secure.

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    How to set up 2FA for NuGetDocumentation

    How to recover your NuGet accountIf you have lost access to your two-factor authentication (2FA) code generator, please get in touch with the NuGet support team support team for assistance.

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