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2 step verification and account madness

  1. #11

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Chuck, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When using 2FA, see if using an app password with Family Safety instead may work.

    Create or Remove App Passwords in your Microsoft Account when Two-Step Verification is Turned On
    Thanks for the suggestion! I tried it and I can login to allow access to the requested website. But 2 things:

    1). The App Password is a really long, random generated characters... something like aahhjjssbejtjpa (not the real one). It's very hard to remember and troublesome to enter EVERYTIME my children need access to a website that is not in the whitelist. I prefer if it will ask for the code generated by Google Authenticator. I am sure for many people, it'll be easier just to write the password down somewhere and that beats the purpose of having 2FA

    2). The "Email Request" no longer works. When I click on it, it just hang.. and nothing happened.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're welcome. Yeah, that long password is a downside when you have to try and remember it.

    In your situation, it may be best to turn off 2FA.
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