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Using 2-step verification with Google Authenticator on an Android handset provides good security for accessing Gmail and other Google services. What I am curious about is whether Google Authenticator can provide support for all Gmail accounts on the phone (multiple Gmail accounts can be added to a single handset under the Accounts menu in Settings). Will both accounts authenticate using the same codes?

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I know that the Authenticator app does allow for manually entering accounts. I haven't yet set up a second account with 2-step authentication, though. – Al E. Jul 6 '11 at 12:41
It supports third-party account too. For example, I use it for LastPass 2-step authentication.. – Evil Angel Apr 1 '12 at 22:48
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Yes, the Android as well as Blackberry versions of Google's Authenticator app supports multiple accounts.

Press MENU and choose SCAN BARCODE after you've set up your new Google Account for 2-factor auth to grab the displayed barcode or enter details manually.


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Google Authenticator creates two-step verification codes on your phone.

Google Authenticator works with 2-step verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security.


  • Automatic setup via QR code
  • Support for multiple accounts
  • Time and counter based code generation

To use this app, you need to enable 2-step verification on your Google Account.

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