What I Wanted to Do
Set up 2FA using a TOTP client that uses textual secret keys.
What Happened Instead
I was only offered a QR code for setup, so I couldn’t finish.
- Begin “Enable 2FA” flow
- Select “Authorization and Publishing” level
- Confirm password
- Presented with QR code, but not secret key text
I have a TOTP client that requires me to enter the secret key string as text. This would also be applicable if I had a smartphone with a broken camera.
Sites such as Github present both a QR code and a textual key.
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