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View and regenerate Two-Step Verification backup codes

Two-Step Verification uses a passcode generated by an authenticator app, such as Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator which are compliant with RFC-6238, in addition to your usual account sign-in.

Although N-central supports RFC-6238 for Two-Step Verification, only Google Authenticator was tested.

After signing in to MSP N-central, a list of ten backup codes displays. These backup codes are automatically generated for you to use if you are in a location where you do not have access to your mobile device when signing in to MSP N-central. Copy these backup codes to a safe but accessible location.

You can only use each backup code once. They are not time-sensitive and will not expire (unless they are regenerated).

Your account must be configured to use Two-Step Verification two factor authentication method.

If you have misplaced your list of backup codes, you can still view the list and regenerate it if necessary.

  1. Sign in to MSP N-central.
  2. Click to view your profile.
  3. Go to the Details tab and click SHOW BACKUP CODES.