Smartphone with app as second factor

Functionally identical to the KIT tokens, a smartphone can also be used on which a suitable application is installed. Apps tested by us are Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, FreeOTP Authenticator and Sophos Authenticator.

  1. Go to https://my.scc.kit.edu/token
  2. Select "New Token
  3. Install one of the mentioned apps from the app store of your operating system
  4. Click on "Start
  5. Open the installed app and use it to scan the displayed QR code.
    • Sophos Authenticator: "Scan QR code".
    • Google Authenticator: via the plus sign and "Scan barcode".
    • Microsoft Authenticator: via the plus sign and "Other account".
    • FreeOTP Authenticator: via the QR code icon at the top.
  6. The app will now show you a six-digit code that is valid for one minute.
  7. Click on "Confirm token" and enter the current code.

The verification is last step ensures that the app has set up the token correctly.

If you are later asked for a token to log in, open the app on your smartphone and enter the displayed value.