To enable multi-factor authentication, which adds an extra level of account security by requiring you to enter a 6 digit code when logging in to your ESEA account through either the website, or the ESEA Client, you'll first need to download Google Authenticator from the Play Store for Android-based smartphones, or App Store for iPhones.
If this is your first time using Google Authenticator, you may need to follow these instructions from Google to set up your Google Authenticator app.
To add ESEA to your Google Authenticator App and enable multi-factor authentication :
- Visit the MFA tab under Manage Account on the ESEA website. Here you'll find a QR code that will enable your Google Authenticator to work with ESEA.
- Within the Google Authenticator app, hit the three dots in the top right corner, and select "Set up account".
- Select "Scan a barcode", which will open the camera of your phone. (Note: If you do not have a QR Scanner app, you may be prompted to download one.)
- Scan the barcode on the MFA tab, which will add ESEANetwork to your code list on the app.
- Once you have a code generated, enter the six-digit code in the box under the QR code on the MFA tab.
Once you have enabled MFA on your account, it is extremely important that you save the Single-Use Codes generated under the MFA tab. Print them out, write them down, email them to yourself, save them in a form you will always be able to access. It is your responsibility to back up these codes and store them securely. With MFA enabled, in the event of a loss or change of phone, you will be unable to access your ESEA account without one of these single-use codes. You will then need to go through our removal process which has a deliberate delay in order to give time for the account owner to be warned about the attempted removal of the device.
That's it! From now on, you'll need to enter a code generated by the Google Authenticator app in order to log in to your ESEA account. Should you ever lose your device, you may revoke your Google Authenticator and disable multi-factor authentication, by visiting the MFA tab and clicking "Revoke Authenticator".