Log in with an authenticator app

Cledara asks for 2-factor authentication (2FA) in the following login scenarios, whichever comes first:

  • every 30 days in the same browser on the same device
  • whenever you log in with a new device
  • whenever you log in with a new browser


Switching the 2FA method

There are 2 ways to complete the second-factor authentication upon login: SMS code or Authenticator app.

Your Admins can define how your team authenticates on the 2FA prompt in Settings > Security > 2FA:

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Set up the authenticator app

Once "Authenticator app" is selected as the Login 2FA method, your workspace users will only need to follow 3 simple steps to set up their authenticator app the first time they log into your workspace:

  1. Open the authenticator app of your choice. Either scan the QR code or enter a setup key provided in the app. Here's a mock-up of what it looks like:

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  2. In Cledara, click Next.
  3. You will see a field to enter a one-time code. Check your authenticator app and enter the time-based code shown there. Then click Log In in Cledara to access your workspace: 
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In-app authentications and support requests verifications are still done through one-time SMS codes. Therefore, your users will still have to register and verify a phone number when they create their account.



I entered the code from my authenticator app, but it says it is invalid.

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Time-based one time passcode relies on synchronised clocks on the server and your device to verify your code. If the code you get from your authenticator app does not match the code in the server, it is likely that the time on your device is set manually.

Please head to Settings and set your device to automatic timezone and location to sync your clock.

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