Register xPass Key for Google 2-Step Verfication:
Security keys can be used with 2-Step Verification to help you keep hackers out of your Google Account.
Requirements for adding a key to your account:
Before you can use a security key dongle to sign in, you’ll need to add it to your account using a computer.
- Have a computer with a USB port and the latest version of a compatible browser, like Chrome.
- Have a security key that plugs into a USB port and works with FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) or FIDO2.
- Note: The following registration process can only be done on PC over USB connection.
1. Log in to your Google account with a Chrome core based browser on a computer
2. Click “My account” -> “Sign-in & Security” -> “2-StepVerification”.
3. Click “Add SecurityKey” and follow the instruction to complete the registration.
4. You will be informed to insert your xPass Key during the registration process.
5. Click / touch the button to proof the user presence when the authentication indicator blinks. Your registration will complete in a moment.
How to Log into Google Account with xPass Key [USB]
Security keys are a more secure second step. If you have other second steps set up, use your security key to sign in whenever possible.
Note: You’ll be asked for your security key or another second step any time you sign in from a new computer or device.
1. On your computer, open a compatible browser like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Opera.
2. Sign in to your Google Account. Your device will detect that your account has a security key.
3. You will be informed to insert your registered Security Key. Connect your key to the USB port in your computer.
4. Click / touch the button to proof the user presence when the authentication indicator flashes
You can use your key each time you sign in or skip using it on devices you trust.
5. Your authentication will complete in a moment.
Note: Please keep your Security Key with you all the time in case you’re asked to authenticate again.
Lost security key:
If your security key is lost, you can follow these steps to get back into your account and protect it. Choose the right steps for you depending on whether you’ve set up another second step like:
- Verification codes
- Google prompts
- Backup codes
- A different security key you’ve added to your account
- A registered computer where you previously chose not to be asked for a verification code