google 2nd step verification and windows phone 8

I’m moving from iOS 6 (iPhone 4) to Windows Phone 8 (HTC 8x).

One of the apps I’m missing from iOS is the Google Authenticator that provides one time passwords to authenticate to google.

Looked around and found the Authenticator application:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/authenticator/82c12390-0176-43de-916e-5613d17f61a0?wa=wsignin1.0

Recommended on the Karspersky blog

http://blog.kaspersky.com/the-best-windows-phone-security-apps/

Immediately installed it, then proceeded to Google to configure it. As expected Google doesn’t offer Windows Phone as an option since them don’t produce an app for that:

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So I leave the setting on iPhone and run the App.

The barcode scanner doesn’t seem to work, at least not as easy as it was on the iPhone, I ended up entering the code using the “Can’t Scan the barcode” option from Google

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Entered the code in the app

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And voila

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