When you select Code Generator as a multi-factor authentication (MFA) option, you download and install a code-generating app to your smartphone, for example the ID.me Authenticator app, Google Authenticator, Duo Mobile, etc.
Then, to sign in to your ID.me account, you enter an additional 6-digit code generated by the app.
To set up Code Generator as an MFA option:
1. On the screen below, select Code Generator Application.
3. Then, on the screen below, enter the code from the code-generating app. (A new 6-digit code is generated every 30 seconds.) You may also give your device a name. If the code matches, set-up is complete.
To use Code Generator as your MFA option at sign-in:
1. Begin the sign-in process to your ID.me account.
2. When prompted, launch your code-generating app, then enter the code displayed before the timer runs out.