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Authenticator app for Open Science Framework (OSF)

Authenticator App for Open Science Framework (OSF)

A step-by-step guide to activate 2FA in your Open Science Framework (OSF) account.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Open Science Framework (OSF) account, follow these steps:

  • Begin by downloading the AuthOne 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.
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  • Once the Authenticator App is installed, open it on your device.
  • In the Open Science Framework (OSF) 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 Open Science Framework (OSF) account using the Authenticator App. This step will link the app to your Open Science Framework (OSF) account.
  • The Authenticator App will generate a time-based one-time password (TOTP) for your Open Science Framework (OSF) account. Enter this code into the designated field on the Open Science Framework (OSF) website to verify the setup.
  • Once the verification is successful, Two-Factor Authentication will be enabled for your Open Science Framework (OSF) account.
  • From this point onward, whenever you log in to your Open Science Framework (OSF) 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.

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    Why you should use 2FA for Open Science Framework (OSF)?

    Open Science Framework (OSF) is a platform that allows researchers to collaborate and share their work. With so much valuable information being shared, it's important to ensure that your account is secure. That's where 2-factor authentication comes in.
     
    
     Enabling 2-factor authentication on your OSF account adds an extra layer of security to your login process. This means that even if someone manages to get hold of your password, they won't be able to access your account without the second factor, which is usually a code sent to your phone or generated by an app.
     
    
     At Authenticator, we provide a simple and secure way to store your 2FA codes. By using our app, you can ensure that your codes are always with you, even if you lose your phone or switch devices.
     
    
     In addition to using 2-factor authentication, there are other steps you can take to protect your OSF account. Make sure to use a strong, unique password and never share it with anyone. You should also be wary of phishing scams, which can trick you into giving away your login details.
     
    
     At Authenticator, we take security and privacy seriously. Our app uses end-to-end encryption to ensure that your codes are kept safe and secure. We also never store any of your personal information, so you can be sure that your data is always protected.
     
    
     In summary, enabling 2-factor authentication on your OSF account is an important step in keeping your data secure. By using Authenticator to store your codes, you can ensure that you always have access to them, no matter what happens.

    Service NameOpen Science Framework (OSF)

    Websiteosf.io

    How to set up 2FA for Open Science Framework (OSF)Documentation

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

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