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Google is changing the way it handles 2FA

Google makes it easier for users to log into their accounts using backup codes after losing their smartphone with a new dedicated backup codes page.

When users set up two-factor authentication (2FA) or two-step verification (2SV) as the search giant calls it, the company issues 10 backup codes that can be used to access your account in the event loss of your smartphone. or your security key. Since you no longer have a second device to verify that it is you, you will need to enter these backup codes along with your Google credentials.

In an update to the Google Workspace blog, the company announced that it has created a dedicated backup code page instead of a pop-up. However, you’ll still access it from Google’s two-step checklist on Android, iOS, and the web.

This new backup code page can be used to generate new backup codes or refreshed for additional backup codes that users will need to print or download as before. However, Google has also added a new option that allows you to delete your backup codes.

OAuth incremental authorization

In a separate post on the Google Developers blog, the company revealed that it is changing the OAuth consent experience to simplify the way users share data with third-party apps. This new experience also improves consent conversion for apps that use incremental permission.

After consolidating multiple permission requests onto a single screen in July, Google now removes the checkbox when an app only wants to access one of the company’s services.

For example, if an app wants to access both Google Drive and Google Calendar, a user will need to click the checkboxes for each service. Now, when an app only needs access to one of the company’s services, such as your cloud storage, users can simply click Continue, which should speed up the process of accessing employees. third-party applications to your Google Account.

Via 9To5Google

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