Which services does Authy support?

Authy thinks making an official list of services it supports is “too much work.”


If you wanna enable two-step verification (more commonly known as Two Factor Authorization or simply 2FA), Authy is the best current solution due to its multiplatform support. Unfortunately, there’s no official list of services it natively supports. The stated reason:

One can only chuckle at the irony of a security startup thinking a complete feature/support list is “too much work.”* Fortunately, you can find out which services are covered by doing the following in the Android app:

  1. Add an account in the app.
  2. When the above is done, tap the menu button.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap the Accounts tab.
  5. Tap the account you just set up.
  6. Tap the SELECT ANOTHER ONE response to the WRONG LOGO? question. A list of services with 1st party support will pop up as shown below:

    You have download the app and set up an account to discover which service Authy supports. Something tells me that's deliberate. It's also sly.
    You have download the app and set up an account to discover which service Authy supports. Something tells me that’s deliberate. It’s also sly.

That said, here’s the list of 19 services:

  1. Google
  2. Dropbox
  3. Microsoft
  4. Facebook
  5. Gmail
  6. Outlook
  7. App.net (pretty much dead, so doesn’t count.)
  8. Github
  9. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  10. Linode
  11. Dreamhost
  12. LastPass
  13. Guildwars 2
  14. Evernote
  15. WordPress
  16. Digital Ocean
  17. Heroku
  18. Stripe
  19. Tumblr
  20. Bitcoin

Unfortunately, Authy does not support Twitter, albeit through no fault of their own:

Technically, Authy supports any TOTP-enabled service, but as the preceding link shows that number is disappointingly small. Two Factor Auth List has a comprehensive list of services that provide some level of 2FA, but bear in mind that only a subset of those with Software Implementation checked can be used with Authy, as quite a few services use proprietary schemes.

*Authy should be taken out to the woodshed for this level of blatant laziness. There’s no reason why a security service can’t reasonably offer a list of what it provides native support for. NONE.

Author: jdrch

ISTJ, Rice Owl, UF Gator, mechanical engineer. STEM, sports, music, movies, humor. Account mine only & unaffiliated.

2 thoughts on “Which services does Authy support?”

    1. Several things:

      1) Their website didn’t link to that site – or any other similar one – and they didn’t mention it in our Twitter conversation. Ergo, it appears even they are unaware of that resource, which is even more saddening (or not, unless you have a time machine you can show me. See point #2). The onus is always on developers to provide documentation, not for users to Google for it.
      2) If you’d actually read the post, you’d see I wrote it in December of 2014. Per the actual Github source https://github.com/2factorauth/twofactorauth the site is at least 10 months old. Thanks for the link but try reading 1st before accusing me of not doing research.
      3) 2FA != TOTP (which Authy uses). The latter is a subset of the former, but the 2 are not the same thing. A site that supports 2FA does not necessarily work with Authy.



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