Setting up Authy

Authy Application

Authy is an application that installs on your selected device and produces a 6-digit code for you to use in Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). 

While highly versatile, Authy is the most complex option available for setting up and configuring 2FA. For first time users, Google Authenticator (from mobile phones) and Authenticator (for web browsers) are recommended simpler options.
Setting up Two-Factor-Authentication does not not require that you change any existing Binghamton University passwords. If you do not wish to change your password(s), you may fully ignore any options or prompts implying that you should do so.
  1. Visit and download the application for your device.

  2. Install Authy on your selected device. 
  3. Input your phone number and email addressAdd email and phone number
  4. Click the to add an account.Click plus symbol
  5. Go to
  6. Enter your username. 
    Enter Username
  7. From the dropdown provided, select an email address or phone number to which you would like your Security Code sent.
    Select Contact
  8. Check the email address or the phone number you selected in the previous step, and look for an email or SMS text message with a 6-digit single use Security Code
    Fetch Code
  9. Enter the 6-digit One-Time Security Code received in the previous step into the space provided.
    Enter Code
  10. You have now successfully authenticated into the password portal.
  11. Select the Create New Token button.
    Create new Token
  12. Fill out the form.
    1. Select Default (TOTP) 
    2. Select your device
    3. Add date of birth2FA Form
  13. Copy the text under the QR Code to your clipboard.Copy Code
  14. Paste text from clipboard into Authy and click Add AccountPaste Code in Authy
    1. Add a name for your connection.
    2. Select a key color.
    3. Select six-digit under token length.
    4. Click Save.Account Name Form
  15. You can now generate six-digit codes for your One-Time Password (OTP).Authy Code
  16. Input your six-digit code into the One-Time-Password verification area and click Submit.Paste Code to Verify