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How do I automate two factor authentication?

When you log in via two factor authentication, you will have an option on your mobile app to "automate when near here." (Automation is not available via SMS.)

Note: If you are using the Safari web browser, you will have an "Enable Automation" button in your web browser next to the "Enter OTP" button. You will need to click this button and follow the instructions to enable automation.

This feature will automate two factor authentication when you log in from that computer and your mobile device is in that physical location.

If you move your computer or your mobile device is in a different location, you will need to manually authenticate via your mobile device.

This feature can be turned on or off as desired.

The automation feature is only available to users of the Toopher smartphone application.