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One Time Passwords are increasingly common and many companies prefer that you use their apps.
This results in quite a number of apps that you have to have on you phone.
Here is the TOTP token generator. Save the html page of the token generator on your computer, edit the code (open it with a text editor)
and safe it on your phone:
The code supports a drop-down list for multiple TOTP tokens.
Here is how to use it e.g with Microsoft's MFA (Multi Factor Authentication). See: https://mysignins.microsoft.com/security-info
Go to "security info" and click "Add sign-in method". This brings up a pop-up and click on "I want to use a different authenticator app".
click on "I want to use a different authenticator app"
This brings up a new page with a QR-code to scan. You can decode this code with
the linux program zbarimg. Take a screenshot cut-out the QR-code and save it
as file.png. Run "zbarimg file.png" and you get a sting that looks like
You want the code after the "secret=". This is the code you insert into the html code.
known as google authenticator, OATH-TOTP or TOTP.
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