Two Factor Authentication.

One of the posts on this forum has some discussion about two-factor authentication which I would like some expansion on.

It has a link to another page which says "Some apps (like the mail apps on some smartphones) or devices (like the Xbox consoles) can't prompt you to enter a security proof when you try to sign in."

Is the Xbox One going to be like the Xbox 360; where I'm required to set up an additional 'app password' and not be able to use an actual 'possession factor' such as my phone, or will I be able to use my phone to provide the 'security proof'?

Regards, Furiousn00b

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 84 Applies to:

Good question! I'm interested in that too!

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Hi,

Xbox One will not have TFA as for now.

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I got an Xbox One today so I can properly answer this now. Logged into my two-factor-enabled account and was prompted on screen for two factor authentication. I used my phone to generate the one time use code (like I do with most other services) and it worked perfectly.



The Xbox One doesn't require an 'app password' like the Xbox 360. Not sure where donniehun got their information, but it was flat out wrong.

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