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How do I set up Google Authentication or other TOTP apps for Kite 2FA?

Watch this video walkthrough on setting up TOTP or check out the process below.

For added security, you can also set up Time based OTP (TOTP) in place of Kite PIN. You can use apps like BitwardenGoogle® Authenticator, Microsoft® Authenticator, or Authy on your mobile phone or PC to generate 6-digit TOTPs for every login. 

You will be able to set up TOTP by using Kite web and the TOTP app on your phone. You may use 2 devices - one to generate the QR code as shown in the below steps and a phone which has the TOTP to scan the code.

TOTP set up using only one smartphone

If you're using only your smartphone, you can generate the TOTP by going to kite.zerodha.com on your browser and copy the code key to link your authenticator app. To know the process click here.

TOTP on the desktop without mobile

You can also set up TOTP on your desktop without the need for a smartphone device. Install Authy or Bitwarden on your desktop in case you don't want to use your smartphone for the TOTP login.

Follow the below steps to set up TOTP

Log into Kite web, and click on your client ID on the top right-hand corner of the page and select 'My Profile' from the drop-down

Click on 'Password & Security'

Once you do, click on 'Enable 2-step OTP'

Enter the OTP received on your registered email ID.

Install Google® Authenticator (or  Microsoft® Authenticator or Authy) on your phone. You can find this on the Play Store or iOs App Store.

Select 'Scan a barcode' under the add account option and click on 'Begin'.

       

Allow access to your phone camera, and scan the bar code shown on the profile page on Kite. Once you scan it, the account will be added on your authenticator app. Alternatively, you can also copy the key (available below the QR code) and use it to add your account to the authenticator app. Enter the OTP shown on the app on Kite along with your password and click on 'Enable'.




Once you click on 'Enable' you'll get a notification confirming the TOTP set up.

You will have to enter the time-based OTP shown on your authenticator app instead of PIN from the next login onward.

Note

1. TOTP authentication may fail if the clock on your device is out of sync. You can correct the clock time by selecting the 'use network-provided time' option in your device settings.

2. If you disable and then enable TOTP, you will have to re-do the above steps to scan the QR code on your TOTP app.