Authenticator Application Two-Factor Authentication

Authenticator applications provide two-factor authentication through the use of a Time-Based One-Time password (TOTP), used in addition to the conventional login and password combination. These TOTP’s are single-use and regularly refreshed by the authenticator app until required.

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication Through an Authenticator Application

  1. Obtain a compatible third-party mobile authenticator. (You can use any third-party mobile authenticator with your ARIN Online account, so long as it meets the requirements set forth in RFC 6238. ARIN tested its two-factor authentication functionality using Google Authenticator.)

  2. Log in to your ARIN Online account. If you have yet to set up two-factor authentication, an alert will appear on the Dashboard which reads ‘Two-Factor Authentication is not set. Configure it now.’ Select Configure it Now. (Two-factor authentication settings can also be accesssed by selecting Settings from the menu under your name.)

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  1. Under the first step of ‘Select Method,’ confirm your choice of ‘Authenticator Application,’ and select Continue.

Select Authenticator Application

  1. In the second step of ‘Verify Method, you can choose one of the following:
  • Scan the displayed QR code with your authenticator application; or
  • Enter the 16-character key that is displayed beneath the QR code into your authenticator application.

Verify Method

  1. Your authenticator should start providing time-based six-digit codes. To test your authenticator, enter the time-based code into the field at the bottom of the page and choose Verify.

  2. You will be provided a set of 16 2FA Recovery Codes that can be used if you lose access to your authenticator or phone number. You can enter any of these codes once each to log in to ARIN Online.

Recovery Codes

Important: Save the 2FA Recovery Codes in a password management tool, print it out, or write it down and store it in a safe place. These codes will only be displayed once.

Each 2FA Recovery Code can only be used once, though they can be used in any order.

Select Activate 2FA to complete the setup process.