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How to add two-factor authentication to your Mixer account

At least for now, anyone with a Mixer account will have signed up the regular, old-fashioned way. Things will change in the not-too-distant future when Microsoft Account integration becomes mandatory but for now, you can just sign up with any email address.

If you already have a Mixer account, you should have it secured with two-factor authentication. Here's how you do just that.

Note that if you're using the new, beta version of the Mixer website, you can't enable two-factor authentication. To do so, you need to revert to using the old, stable version.

  1. Click on your avatar in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Next, click on account.

Mixer

  1. Second in along the top you now want to access account & security.

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  1. Where it says two-factor authentication click on enable.
  2. Using an app like Microsoft Authenticator (opens in new tab) scan the QR code.
  3. Enter the generated code from the app to verify.

You'll also get a number of backup codes which you can use in the event that you cannot access your authenticator app for any reason. Keep these safe, as they'll allow instant access to your account to anyone who has access to them.

As mentioned, things will likely change when a Microsoft Account for Mixer comes into play, but for now, this is something you should definitely activate if you're a Mixer user. Always better to be more secure!

More: How to stream your Xbox One on Mixer

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

4 Comments
  • Will keep waiting on that MS account integration. Hopefully XB1 is in tow quickly as well.
  • I've been trying to do this on my Lumia 950 for weeks now and I keep getting an error message about unable to start the camera for the QR Code and to enter in info from the Azure Authenticator... HELP
  • Are you using the beta version of the app? if so swap to the new release
  • So... It would seem that I missed the announcement for MS auth's new app release o.o ... Oh well, new app has now replaced the old one :)