Written by Tong Guo
1. Authenticator is a native and modern Mac app that generates one-time password (i.e. TOTP security tokens defined by RFC 6238) that can be used with the two-factor verification of so many popular Internet services (such as Google, Evernote, GitHub, Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Linode etc.). You'd like to think of it as a modern Mac version of Google Authenticator.
Latest Version: 1.1.0
What does Authenticator - Happy Two-Factor Verifying! do? Authenticator is a native and modern Mac app that generates one-time password (i.e. TOTP security tokens defined by RFC 6238) that can be used with the two-factor verification of so many popular Internet services (such as Google, Evernote, GitHub, Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Linode etc.). You'd like to think of it as a modern Mac version of Google Authenticator.
- Be compatible with all the populator OTP utilities such as Google Authenticator, Authy and OTP Auth
- Native and modern UI
- Scan QR codes that include accounts and appear on the computer screen with an awesome QR codes picker
- Automatically lock in order to protect your vault against unexpected access
- Work offline
- Opened source under MIT license (https://github.com/TongKuo/Authenticator) so that you can evaluate security, modify source code or contribute to this repo. I’m looking forward to see some other contributors :-)
- iCloud and Dropbox sync
- Notification Center widget for fast picking up passwords
- Scan QR codes that include accounts with Mac camera
- Supports counter-based (i.e. HOTP security tokens) passwords for special usage
- does not collect information about your system
- won’t ask you to allow access to your any unneccesary sensitive data
- doesn’t have to connect to the internet to do its work
- won't upload your accounts to someone else
- will never steal your wife and enslave your children
Amazing huh? It’s thanks to the mathematics and my sense of morality to make all of “don’t, won’t and never" above possible. Happy authenticating!
Thanks for all reviews, and feel free to open an issue on GitHub or contact me directly when you encounter any problem:
- Email: torin|-at-|kwok.im(replace |-at-| with @)
- GitHub: https://github.com/TorinKwok/Authenticator
Download and Install Authenticator - Happy Two-Factor Verifying!
Authenticator - Happy Two-Factor Verifying!
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
If you want to download the software on your windows pc or mac, you could either first visit the Mac store or Microsoft AppStore and search for the app OR you can easily use any of the download links we provided above under the "Download and Install" header section to download the application
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No instructions provided to set up this App on my Mac. NOTHING!! even under the Help Menu. Total Rip Off and a waste of time. It should NOT be on the App Store. Does nobody check these apps? Please refund my purchase as soon as possible
Just installed. Tool for capturing QR codes doesn't work.
QR Code scanning option doesnt work =(
One of the key features I bought this app for was it’s feature for importing from the generated QR codes. When using the feature nothing happens. Additionally in the 10 minutes I’ve had this, the app has quit unexpectedly…no bueno
it works, but it far from obvious and has issues
My wife took my phone one evening, I needed by 2 factor auth, this WORKS. A excellent features: (1) it requires you to set a password, and it require that you enter it to activate the program (so if you close it - other users can’t just pull up your codes), and (2) it does support “copy” of the codes so you don’t need to read them and type them. Both the QR code and Secret code entry work (different buttons to click on the app). Yes - there is NO help, and there are bugs. But, it works. The QR code scanner requires that you hover over the QR code on the screen and wait (do not click). Also - it ONLY works if the app is on your primary screen, and the QR code is on the primary screen (I have multiple screens - and this bug was not obvious). Other than scanning a QR code… the app works fine if you move it onto another screen. Another bug is that you can scan in a zero QR code by accident, and it will refuse to delete it. The obvious fixes that would be good for this app: (1) add help/tips, (2) fix the problem that requies the app and QR code to be on the primary screen, (3) allow deletion of zero QR codes [they get stuck], (4) allow the whole database of codes to be wiped - esp. when reinstalling… if you reinstall, it insists that you must know the password to the prior database to even use the app - there is no option to clear and start over, (5) add an option to force the app to stay on top of windows, (6) confirm deletes - or move the option further from the COPY option!, (7) allow the codes to be rearranged [the order on the screen depends on the order you enter them. I hope the author considers these changes… it would make a “barely works” app into a real gem.