Change or Disable the Authenticator App

Change Authenticator App

Once you have set up two-factor authentication for your account using a specific app, you still have the option of changing to a different one. To do so, go to /login > My Account > Two Factor Authentication and click Replace Authenticator App.

 

In the next screen, enter your password and the code on the app, and click Continue.

You are taken to the initial setup screen. Repeat the initial setup process but this time with the new authenticator app you wish to use. If this is an app you already used and registered, simply enter the code. If it is a new app, you must scan the QR code again.

 

When done, click Replace App. The previous app is disabled, and you must use the new app selected at the next login. You can always change back or select a different one by repeating the steps above.

Note: If you decide to replace you current app, you must begin using a new one. It is not possible to disable two-step authentication from this point.

Disable Authenticator App - User Side

If you are not required by your administrator to use two-factor authentication, you can disable this feature.

Important!

Due to the enhanced level of security provided by this feature, it is NOT a best practice to disable two-factor authentication.

To disable two-factor authentication, go to /login > My Account > Two Factor Authentication and click Deactivate Authenticator App. Enter your password and code on the app, and then click Deactivate. A message displays confirming the feature has been deactivated.

Disable Authenticator App - Admin Side

As an administrator, you may remove a user's current authenticator app. Go to the user's settings page, and under Account Settings > Two Factor Authentication, select Remove Current Authenticator App. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. The next time the user logs in, only their username and password is needed to log into the administrative interface and the Bomgar access console.

Note: An administrator may remove a user's current authenticator app whether the user is required to use two-factor authentication or simply chooses to use it.