privacyIDEA Authenticator Smartphone App

The privacyIDEA Authenticator App is a smartphone app that turns your phone into a second factor – a factor of possession.

The app can import HOTP and TOTP tokens and can handle SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512 hash algorithms. To import a new token the user simply scans a QR code that is compliant to the Key URI that is also used by the Google Authenticator.

The privacyIDEA Authenticator App can be used with Google and other services, that enroll an app via the QR code.

You can install the privacyIDEA Authenticator at no cost from the Google Playstore.

The Authenticator and the privacyIDEA Server

The privacyIDEA Authenticator unleashes its full potential when used with the privacyIDEA Server.

Classical smartphone apps like the Google Authenticator scan an unencrypted secret key from the QR code. This leads to security implications for companies, as we already pointed out in one of our blog posts.

In contrast to this the privacyIDEA Authenticator in combination with the privacyIDEA Server allows for a secure enrollment of the App. The user or an attacker can no longer easily copy the token during the enrollment process.

The privacyIDEA Authenticator is an ideal completion for other authentication devices used with privacyIDEA in a heterogeneous, flexible and secure authentication infrastructure.

Technical specification

  • event and time based one time passwords based on HOTP and TOTP
  • SHA1, SHA256, SHA512
  • compatible with Google Authenticator/FreeOTP
  • tokens can be password protected
  • two-step-enrollment with privacyIDEA Server for a secure key exchange

Your own App

If you enroll an authenticator app to your users or end customers, it can be important to keep up a good customer loyality. On request NetKnights adapts the privacyIDEA Authenticator App to your needs and corporate design. This way you get a better brand recognition and your customers and users feel well cared for.