2FA Authentication via Google Authenticator etc

Hello I'm testing out Quickbooks online hopefully to purchase. while setting up security I note that I cannot because my country (Kenya) is not supported for sending Sms. My question is, is there a way to use the Google Authenticator app or some other 3rd Party authenticator in place of SMS?

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Hi kuriandungu.

Thanks for your interest in our product.

For an additional layer of security, QuickBooks Online has an option to enable the verification feature each time you sign in. You should only be asked to verify your account when signing into your Intuit account on an unrecognized computer or device. Allow me to walk you through the steps.

  1. Log in to your Intuit Online Account.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Select Turn On to expand the Two-step verification section.You will be prompted to enter a phone number if you initially did not enter it during the set up of your account. Enter the number you want to use to verify the account and select Turn on text message verification.
  4. Choose to receive the one-time pass code by either text message or voice message and select Turn On.
  5. Enter the one-time pass code you received and select Continue.

To disable, follow the same steps except select Turn off after step 3.

If you have spare time you can also check this link for more information: Multi factor authentication.

Keep in touch if there's anything else I can do for you. I'll be here to help you however I can.

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