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Your Facebook account can be protected with two-factor authentication (2FA). This means that you add an extra layer of security to your Facebook account. For the second step, you can use 4.6 - Nexus Personal Mobile, which is an application for online 2FA. Once set up, you sign in to Facebook with your password and a one-time password (OTP), sent to your mobile device.

Nexus Personal Mobile offers extra security compared to other mobile apps for online two-factor authentication, since you also authenticate your self in Personal Mobile with a PIN code or your fingerprint before you receive the OTP.

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Prerequisites

 Prerequisites

A downloaded Personal Mobile application. See here for instructions.

Step-by-step instructions

Settings in Facebook

 Set up Facebook to use 2FA

Since you need to scan a QR code with your mobile device during the setup, do the settings from a computer or from an other mobile device than the one you will use for 2FA, once it has been set up.

  1. Log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Click Settings and then Security and Login to edit the security settings for your account.
  3. Select Use two-factor authentication.
    For more information about how to set up two-factor authentication on Facebook, go here: https://www.facebook.com/help/358336074294704
  4. Next to Authentication app, click on Configuration.
  5. A QR code is displayed. Continue to do settings in Personal Mobile.

Settings in Personal Mobile

 Create OTP card in Personal Mobile

Continue with the following settings in Personal Mobile to create a one-time password (OTP) card for 2FA to Facebook. 

  1. Start Personal Mobile on your mobile device. For more information about Personal Mobile, go here.
  2. In Personal Mobile, click the QR symbol on the bottom.
  3. Scan the QR code from Facebook.
  4. In Personal Mobile, click Activate.
  5. Choose PIN code during activation.
  6. Enable biometric security if your device supports it, for example, fingerprint.
  7. Click the security symbol (the "lock") in Personal Mobile.
  8. Enter your chosen PIN code or verify with the biometric sensor.
    An OTP (valid for 30 seconds) is shown in Personal Mobile.
  9. In Facebook, enter the OTP.

Log in

 Log in to Facebook with 2FA
  1. Log in to Facebook with your username and password.
    The 2-step verification pop-up window is displayed.
  2. In Personal Mobile, click the "lock" symbol on the card that represents the Facebook account.
  3. Enter your chosen PIN code (from previous step) or verify with biometrics.
    An OTP (valid for 30 seconds) is shown in Personal Mobile.
  4. In Facebook, enter the OTP.

This article is valid from Nexus Personal Mobile 3.7.

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