How to Enable One Time Password for Facebook Authentication

Enabling one time password for your Facebook security gives you an edge over your security level. Although the authentication did not operate much like the one for Google 2 Step Verification, but Facebook has its own use for the 2nd step verification.

By enabling the one time password for your Facebook security, you get to enforce it when you log in from any new device apart from the current computer that you are using. This means that if someone happened to compromise your account, he or she might still need your OTP in order to be able to log in from their own devices.

Below are the steps to enable your mobile to receive one time password generated from Facebook. Do remember that those generated password will only last you for 20 minutes. After that it will be expired and you will not be able to log in anymore with that password.

Steps to enable One Time Password for Facebook Authentication

Facebook Settings1. At the top right of your Facebook home page, click on Account Settings.

facebook mobile settings2. On your left, click on Mobile and then follow the steps from there as every country is going to be different on the settings.

3. Activate your mobile to enable text messaging to ensure that you can receive Mobile one time password.

Facebook Security – One Time Password

Enabling one time password for your Facebook authentication does not mean total security for your Facebook account. Having a second factor is only to strengthen your security, that’s all. Do follow my Facebook page to get my last chapter on how to make full use of the one time password which you had just enabled.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5

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  1. Ashok says:

    This is really a wonderful feature. There is a similar (though not exactly same) concept in Windwos Live Hotmail called Single-use code that allows you to login to Hotmail from a public computer without password (but only once for each such code). I had written recently on that feature in Hotmail.

    • Alan Tay says:

      Cool 🙂

      I’m not a Hotmail user, so I don’t really aware of such feature. However, I wrote about gmail 2 factor authentication before. I guess relying on one factor to authenticate is not really sufficient today. What do you think?

  2. Tan

    In fact, I am not even know about this feature and not sure how useful of it. But I had an experience that notify by FB about someone from Indonesia tried to login my FB account. Since then I changed my password.

  3. Biaria says:

    Well, this is new to me! One time password. Had never heard of it, for Facebook or anything else. As with everything in life, it’s living and learning! But then I must admit I’m no computer expert, in fact, I’m totally the opposite.

    I must agree one time passwords are useful, and even advised, in some situations, like when accessing your account from a public computer.

  4. Andrew says:

    Hey this is a nice blog…got some cool stuffs here.keep up yo work 😉

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