TOTP Authenticator Apps

Adopt strong possession-based authentication

Build secure and intuitive login experiences with TOTP authenticator apps such as Authy or Google Authenticator. Enact step-up authentication to ensure your users are who they say they are.

What is a TOTP?

A time-based one-time password (or passcode) is a code generated with an algorithm that uses a shared secret and the current time as inputs. A TOTP code changes at set time intervals – usually 30 to 90 seconds – and is very difficult for attackers to compromise.

How TOTP authenticators help your app

Primed for wide adoption

Primed for wide adoption

TOTP does not require users to have new hardware, remember passwords, or even have network connectivity.


Elevated security

Authenticator apps are tied to a user’s device, making them immune to SIM swapping and more secure than SMS 2FA.

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One factor, two factor

TOTP authentication can easily fit into step-up or multi-factor authentication flows.

Implement TOTP your way

Drag-and-drop TOTP authentication

Use our no-code editor to create user-facing screens and TOTP authentication flows for your app. Easily modify and update your flows from the Descope console as your user journey evolves.


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