How to set-up Two factor authenticator(2fa) on KuCoin

This guide shows you how to set up Two factor Authenticator on the KuCoin exchange. This step is really important as it adds a second security layer on your KuCoin trading account.

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A password is easy to steal from someone with a simple keylogger. Cryptocurrencies are of course worth money so it is important to protect them. Kucoin offers 2fa or Two factor authenticator. 

How to set-up 2fa Two factor authentication with Google authenticator on KuCoin

  1. If you have an android phone go to the Google Play store or if you are on a mobile device click here. If you have an IOS device go to the Appstore or if you are on a mobile device click here.
  2. Download Google Authenticator and install it on your mobile device.
  3. Login to KuCoin with your email and password and click ‘ Sign in’
  4. Once logged in you should see this home screen. Click on ‘ Settings’ on the top of the page.kucoin homepage

  5. As you can see on the right Google 2-Step is not yet activated. Click on ‘Google 2-Step’ on the left side of the page. 
  6. Once you are on this page it is REALLY IMPORTANT to save the 2FA Backup Key.
  7. Write down this key and save it somewhere safe. Another tip is to printscreen this page and print it and save it in a heatproof vault. This key is important, if your phone crashes or you lose it it saves you a lot of problems if you just save this key. You can add the key to a new device easily.kucoin 2fa page
  8. Once you installed Google Authenticator on your phone open the application.
  9. Press the + button and either scan the QR code or fill in the backup key.2fa kucoin
  10. Google Authenticator now shows a 6 digit code that refreshes every 30 seconds.kucoin 2fa phone
  11. On the KuCoin website fill in the google authenticator code that displays on your phone and press submit. kucoin 2fa submit
  12. You now activated Google Authenticator on your KuCoin account. You now added an extra security layer to your account. When you login, or withdrawal funds you now have to fill in the code from Google Authenticator.kucoin 2fa confirmation
  13. Start trading on KuCoin
  14. Happy trading!
6 Comments
  1. Reply
    Daniel 4 January 2018 at 22:01

    Hi!
    So I didnt write down the backup code and my phone broke today, so I can’t access my account. I already contacted support about this but do you know if there is any solution to this?

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 4 January 2018 at 23:40

      There is no solution if you did not write the backup code. Next time we suggest printing out the QR+backup code and storing it somewhere safe. Best thing to do is wait for the support to respond.

  2. Reply
    John 16 January 2018 at 08:43

    Hi, i did this on kucoin and now i cannot sign in to Coinbase anymore. Coinbase is not sending me any codes via SMS. How can i access my coinbase account

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 16 January 2018 at 09:51

      Hey John,

      KuCoin and Coinbase are not related. We suggest contacting the coinbase support. Good luck!

  3. Reply
    Zula 29 January 2018 at 21:47

    When I enter the six digit number it always says “incorrect validation code or code expired”.
    How can I fix it?

    • Reply
      dvs_one2crypto 2 February 2018 at 15:57

      We suggest contacting KuCoin Support

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