Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

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Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

Postby texboyer621 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:30 pm

An Authenticator for x86 and 64Bit Windows architecture would be very useful when traveling with a laptop away from home.
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Re: Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

Postby jonat » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Not sure I understand this request. The idea of Authenticator is something you always have on you distinct from what you might be using to log in. Typically this is a smartphone. Are you saying that your laptop is something you always have handy no matter from where you're logging in to services that use authenticator 2FA?

If so, then I would recommend Authy, which does have 32 and 64-bit Windows clients. It also has the option, like LastPass Authenticator, of backing up the 2FA seeds.
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Re: Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

Postby texboyer621 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:37 pm

In my case- I nearly always have my laptop with me. HOWEVER- I am responding to the repeated messages from LastPass whenever I login to various websites using secondary authorization techniques- and typically this is an SMS code to my cell phone- notifying me that LastPass Authenticator could save me that hassle. Now I am admittedly a brand new user, and I am working through exactly how to use the tool, so it may well be that I was a bit hasty in posting this as a feature request.
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Re: Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

Postby jonat » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:22 pm

Interesting - I have never seen such messages from LastPass. I hate web sites that use SMS for a second factor as it is NOT secure. I use Authy on my phone for the sites that support this form of second factor (some do, some don't). LastPass Authenticator is distinct from LastPass (the password manager) and it implements the same "6-digit code" system that is used by many sites (which often refer to Google Authenticator, though that is just one of many options.)

I did try LastPass Authenticator but gave it up. I use Duo for LastPass itself and Authy for those code-based 2FA sites.
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Re: Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

Postby texboyer621 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:25 pm

I will have a look at authy. Thanks.
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Re: Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

Postby Rolo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:34 pm

WinAuth is a Windows client that also has games (even Blizzard): https://github.com/winauth/winauth/releases

@jonat, the "Something you have" isn't the smartphone, it's the private key that generates the OTP you must enter. Keeping this on one's smartphone only is foolish since smartphones frequently get wiped, lost, replaced. Redundancy is important here.

Besides, I cannot easily copy/paste from my smartphone onto my desktop (or laptop) easily.
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Re: Authenticator for Windows 10 x86

Postby TrickedoutTech » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:32 pm

To chime in on this topic, For me it's convenient. I log into multiple computers with (LastPass) installed. I use it on all my devices. However, At this time the only method that has the LP-Authenticator is my Note-8, Therefore If I'm at work and happen to need the authenticator and my phone is in my vehicle, it would be saving me a lot of time. My work PC is secure. Once I walk away or leave my desk, my workstation & domain account is locked. This action takes place within 30 sec after leaving my workstation. Same with my personal Tech computer or gaming rig at the homefront. If my phone is not within arms reach, it becomes time-consuming to find the phone. I'm just that type of person. I have a lot going on and have charging stations throughout the home and use all of them. :roll: Don't get me wrong I have many other personal and work devices, that I enjoy & need the full protection of (LP). However, I also have a few home PC's that I would like to have an LP-Auth app on where I need some protection, and as long as I don't have the Authenticator Icon in plane site, I would feel safe enough being able to make a few clicks and utilize the Auth app to log in quickly. I'm also currently testing (LP) for allowing logins to specific software on specific workstations. Example; I give (John Doe) permission to log in to Quickbooks or Fishbowl on WS-003. He then goes to WS-003 pulls up the software and request Authenticator code. I later msg him the Auth-Code instantly through the network, it pops up on his desktop. John Doe can now login into Quickbooks giving him a single login session, that will request new Auth-code after 5-min without action or after a logout. The Auth-App seams to works great in this type of application as well.
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