9 September 2014
Improve your account security by enabling Two-Step-Authorization
For all Gaijin Entertainment services, we are employing an active unified account system - meaning that you don’t need to create multiple accounts for websites, forums and for the game itself. You only need to create one unified account for War Thunder.
Your unified account can be used with the following services:
To increase the protection of your account from hacking and stealing attempts, we have implemented a two-step authorisation system utilizing the Google Authenticator service. This system has been introduced to protect your account in any case, even if a malefactor would be able to get your password. To use the Google Authenticator, the only thing you will need is a smartphone based on either the iOs, Android or BlackBerry operating system. However, unofficial applications for Windows phone and desktop computers also exist.
After first successful login the system will suggest you to enable the two-step autorisation:
Once you accept, you will be redirected towards the page where you can download the application for your smartphone. You will also see a QR-code similar to the following:
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Install the application on your device by following the links or by using the search function in the store page. Then, scan the QR-code from the page with your Google Authenticator software.
- Android: Google Play
- iPhone: App Store
- Windows Phone (unofficial application inside the store)
- BlackBerry (can be downloaded by visiting the page directly in the phone browser https://m.google.com/authenticator)
After the QR-code has been scanned, enter the key that you got on the confirmation page of your application:
If the code is not accepted by the page - disable time synchronization in the application settings.
After you confirmed the code - two-step authorization will be enabled. Congratulations, your account is now protected!
You can enable and disable the two-step authorisation on this page:
Warning! If you will lose your Google Authenticator account, restoring the account will be only available through the support.
For more detailed information about how Google Authenticator protects you account with two-step authorisation, take a look at the official documentation