More secure, to serve you better!Posted: Feb 13th | 6:09 PM EST | By: CMGDante
In order to ensure our loyal players get the security that they deserve we have implemented a voluntary Two-Factor Authentication through google, you are not required to do it however we strongly suggest you do so. 2FA makes your account incredibly secure as anyone accessing your account needs both your phone and your password.
Along with the addition of 2FA, we are requiring a stronger password.
In order to create a stronger password, it must meet the following criteria as a minimum:
- 10 characters minimum all together
- At least 1 uppercase letter
- At least 1 lowercase letter
- At least 1 number
- At least 1 special character such as these: *&^%$#@!
- You can not have your username in your password
An example password might look like this: "Donotuse1!" (Do not use this as your password, CMG will never ask for your password.)
HOW TO SET UP 2FA
To enable Two Factor Authentication simply click on the right-hand drop-down menu and select edit to go to your profile editing menu.
Once on the Editing menu click the red button labeled “TWO STEP VERIFICATION METHOD”
Green Arrow - A Window will pop up and instruct you select the Google Authenticator Code option, Google Authenticator is extremely secure and the most commonly used 2FA method on the internet
Orange Arrow - Download the App you need for your personal device, Google Play Store for Android, and the App Store for Apple Devices
Blue Arrow - Once the App has been Downloaded and Installed, set it up to your google account. Once set up scan the QR code we’ve supplied to you so your unique code can be linked to your account.
Purple Arrow - Once the QR code has been Scanned enter the code you see on your device here so that we can verify the correct identifier was activated. Google Authenticator Codes are time sensitive so pay attention to it counting down on your device.
Red Arrow - Enter in your current password to ensure it is you setting this up.
Black Arrow - Save your settings with the "Save Settings" button
Set up the app on Android
On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Google Google Account.
At the top, tap Security.
Under "Signing in to Google," tap 2-Step Verification. You might need to sign in.
Under "Set up alternative second step," find "Authenticator app" and tap Set up.
Follow the steps on the screen.
To verify it's working, get a code from your Authenticator app. Enter it in your settings.
Common Issues FAQ
My Google Authenticator codes aren’t working (Android)
This might be because the time on your Google Authenticator app is not synced correctly.
To make sure that you have the correct time:
Go to the main menu on the Google Authenticator app
Tap More Settings.
Tap Time correction for codes
Tap Sync now
On the next screen, the app will confirm that the time has been synced, and you should now be able to use your verification codes to sign in. The sync will only affect the internal time of your Google Authenticator app, and will not change your device’s Date & Time settings.