Latch Cloud TOTP is a tool created by ElevenPaths that does not require the internet to work properly, and it offers two ways to protect our Facebook accounts. The first way is named “lock,” which will block the account even if the password entered is correct. The second feature is called “Latch Cloud TOTP” and it can add a “two-factor authentication” based on 6-digit token typed before accessing your account. In this article, we will show you how to integrate Latch and Cloud TOTP into your Facebook accounts.
First of all, we should access to our Facebook account and click on “settings” (this option is located at the top right) and select “Security and Login”.
Click on “Use two-factor authentication” and “Edit” to access to the current setup. Once we access to the “Use two-factor authentication,” in order to activate it we have to associate our real telephone number with the Facebook account.
After adding our phone number (in case you had not linked it to the account before), we will choose the code generator option. To insert the new service to our Latch application, click on “Third party app.”
Now, Facebook will ask for credentials (password) and a QR code with all our information related to the account will appear. To scan the QR code, we use our Latch app, click on “Add new service” and select option “protect with cloud TOTP.” The app will offer two choices: the first one, scan the QR code with the device camera and the second one, do it manually. In this second case, it will be as simple as entering the name of the service that we want to create, the account name and the secret key provided by Facebook.
Configuring Latch Cloud TOTP
Run the Latch app using the latest version, where we can find the Cloud TOTP feature. Then go to add new service with Latch and two choices will appear, “Pair with Latch,” the classic feature, and “Protect with Cloud TOTP” (choose this one).
When you click on “Protect with Cloud TOTP,” Latch will show the device camera ready to scan the previous QR code generated by Facebook. Once we scan or type the secret key information, Latch will indicate that there is a new service, as you can see in the image below.
Starting session with Latch Cloud TOTP in Facebook
The last step to finish the configuration is log in to Facebook as usual. Once we are logged in, Facebook will ask for a six-digit code, as you can see in the image below. Now, the “two-factor authentication” is enabled and configured in Facebook and we can start to use Latch.
In our Latch app, we must have a new app with the same name as the service set, in our case will be Facebook. To generate the TOTP codes, click on the button called “PIN.” Those codes will be valid only for a short time (30 seconds).
We encourage you to configure the “two-factor authentication” for all your accounts in any service that allows this type of security. Nowadays it is mandatory strengthening all our digital identities using all the possible ways. The possibilities offered by Latch Cloud TOTP can protect all your services and accounts in a fast, simple and reliable way.
For more information, please visit the Latch project webpage.