How Do I Set Up And Remove Two-Factor Authentication On My Discogs Account?

Two-factor authentication is a security feature that helps protect your Discogs account in addition to your password. You will need to confirm your login attempts each time you try to access Discogs from a browser or mobile device we don't recognize and you will also receive alerts informing about your access.


How Do I Turn On The Two-Factor Authentication?

Turning on two-factor authentication is easy and can be done by following these steps:

  • Navigate to your Discogs sessions page and log in: https://accounts.discogs.com/ 
  • Click on the blue Setup link in the Authenticator App field.

  • You will be prompted to use the Authenticator App of your phone to scan the QR code on the page that is showing now. 
    • If you don’t have an Authentication App on your phone, visit your Play Store (if you use an Android device) or App Store (from an Apple device) to download an Authentication App.
  • Once you enter the token from your authentication app, you’ll be all set! The system will show a new page with a list of recovery codes that you should store securely in order to have access to your account in case you lose access to your device.

  • That’s it! Two-factor authentication is now set up on your Discogs account and will protect your account in addition to a strong password.

Note:  We recommend making a backup of the codes. This will allow you to recover your accounts in case you will change your phone or the Authentication app needs to be downloaded again.

How Can I Log In And Generate My Token?

When you set up two-factor authentication, you will be asked to enter a login code (token) after you enter your email and password: 

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This code is generated automatically from your Authenticator App. You will need to follow the steps in the Authenticator App to add the Discogs credentials for the first time. When it’s done, you will just need to open the Authenticator App and use the code suggested. 

Here below is an example of how an Authenticator App works. When you open the app, you will have the list of tokens you can use for different web-sites, including Discogs (identified as “account.discogs.com”). You need to put this code in the token field. For more information about how to set up the codes in the app, please visit your Authenticator App support page.

When you log into your account, you will also have access to regenerate your code:

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This will allow you to regenerate codes in case you need a new one. Remember to make a backup and safely store them. 

How Can I Remove Two-Factor Authentication From My Discogs Account?

If you decide to stop using two-factor authentication or are having issues logging in to your account, feel free to contact our support team to get help.

Please provide us with the following information in the message:

  • Your username
  • Email address
  • Shipping address
  • Phone number, if applicable
  • The amount and contents of a recent sale or purchase
  • If your Collection or Wantlist is private, you may also provide 2 - 3 releases along with approximate dates added or custom notes
  • Any other information you may feel is relevant to verifying your identity

                                                                                                                                               

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