GitHub enables two-factor authentication mechanism through iOS, Android app

GitHub announced that two-factor authentication will be available to all users through GitHub Mobile this week. In a blog post, GitHub’s Berk Veral said GitHub Mobile 2FA will be available to all users in the App Store and Play Store. 

The feature is another way GitHub users can enable two-factor authentication alongside security keys and WebAuthn, one-time passcodes, and SMS.

“GitHub Mobile provides a strong alternative to existing one-time passcode options offered by third-party applications and via SMS, with an experience that is fully baked into the GitHub services you already use,” Veral said. 

“GitHub is committed to keeping our platform secure and enabling developers to secure their accounts. One way we’re doing that is by helping more developers adopt two-factor authentication (2FA) for their accounts. Over the past year, we’ve led the way in improving developer account security with the introduction of support for security keys as an authentication mechanism for git operations and enforcing two factor authentication for all npm publishers.”

Veral noted that the GitHub Mobile 2FA app was a “strong” alternative experience that is “fully baked into the GitHub services you already use.”

For those who already have two-factor authentication enabled on their GitHub accounts and have the mobile app installed, all you have

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