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How to enable two-factor authentication

For an introduction to two-factor authentication, see What is two-factor authentication.

Your Bitcoin is valuable. Protecting it with two-factor authentication is strongly recommended. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up two-factor authentication in the Security Centre for your Luno wallet.

Step one

Sign in to your Luno account.

Step two

Download the authenticator mobile application. You need to install either the Google Authenticator or Authy application on your phone.

Download links:

Blackberry users can navigate to (for Google Authenticator) or sign up for an Authy account to receive authentication codes over SMS.

Microsoft phone users, please see here

Step three

Using your authenticator app, scan the QR code at Luno.


Copy your recovery code from Luno and paste it into your authenticator app.

Step four

Your authenticator app should now display a six-digit one-time code. Enter this code at Luno to finish the setup.

Two-factor authentication is now enabled!

From now on, when you sign into Luno or do transactions, we’ll ask you for your 6-digit authentication code. Simply open your authenticator app to find the code.

If you ever lose or replace your phone, you can set up your authenticator app again with your recovery code, migrate your authenticator settings with Authy or, do an account recovery.

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