You can use Dashlane on your mobile device as an authenticator app to easily log in to accounts on which you have two-step authentication. You can generate, store, and display unique six-digit security codes within Dashlane to finish the login process on your most important accounts.
This feature works the same way as Google Authenticator or any other 2FA application, with two distinct advantages:
- The six-digit temporary security codes are synced between all your devices if you are Premium
- The six-digit temporary security codes are shared along with the password when you share a credential with others using our Sharing feature
Note that you can't use Dashlane as the authenticator app to log into your Dashlane account. This would be something like locking the keys to your car inside the car.
How to enable the feature
First, you need to install the Dashlane app on a mobile device (Android or iOS) and log in to your account.
Then, find the credential to which you want to add two-step verification. On Android, tap the pencil button at the top right corner of the screen (image below). On iOS, Edit.
In the edit view, you will see the new Verification code section with the GENERATE WITH DASHLANE button below. Tap it.
Note that on Android, the security code is referred to as One-time access code:
Websites or services that offer two-step verification propose QR codes that you can then scan with Dashlane. This is why when you click on GENERATE WITH DASHLANE you will be prompted to give Dashlane access to your device's camera. Tap OK.
Note that on some devices, if the Google services are not installed, Dashlane will offer to download the Barcode Scanner app to handle the next steps.
On the website or service you're trying to secure with two-step verification, follow the steps to enable it.
This should eventually provide you with a QR code. Point your mobile device's camera at the QR code on the other device.
Once the QR code has been successfully scanned, you will be returned to the edit credential view. Notice that there is now a six-digit security code displayed with a countdown wheel.
You can tap the checkmark at the top right of the screen to save the modification.
Note that on some websites, you may need to enter a security code to finish the process.
Once you've finished enabling two-step verification on the website, you're all set!
You can now see and copy the security code from your credentials in Dashlane on all platforms (if you are Premium) except the web app. Please note that if you have an Apple Watch, you will be able to get the security codes from it as well.
Remember that as a security measure, the code regularly renews. Sometimes if the countdown timer is very low, you may need to wait a few seconds for the timer to reset with a new code.
Auto filling two-step verification codes
When the two-step verification feature is enabled, temporary codes are generated within your Dashlane app for those services. You must open your Dashlane app each and every time to retrieve these codes, unless you are using our "Standalone extension," in which case many two-step verification codes can be auto-filled for you.
In order to make it easier to enter your 2FA codes and avoid the back and forth between Dashlane and the app, your device will show a pop-up. Simply tap on Copy and you'll be able to paste the code in the required field.
To avoid going back and forth to copy-paste the verification codes you can Enable the option Override Clipboard with OTP that will automatically copy the verification code by going to Dashlane settings > General
Now, to enter your 2FA codes with Dashlane, your device will show a notification on the top of your screen valid for 30 seconds when logging on to the website that requires two-step verification.