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How do I set up Application-Specific Passwords?

Last Updated: May 15, 2013 11:47AM PDT
Application-specific passwords are a way for you to generate and use a unique password for each new app you decide to use so that you don't have to expose your main App.net password to 3rd party apps. Each password can be used one time only.


Along with two-factor authentication, application-specific passwords are another way to add security to your App.net acount.  

To set up an application-specific password for a new app you'd like to use with App.net, log into Alpha and click on your username in the upper right corner:


Go to Settings -> 



Security -> APP-SPECIFIC PASSWORDS



To generate an application-specific password you must name the password to help keep track of which applications you have enabled this feature for.  

Note: Application-specific passwords will not work with web applications.

Once you name the password click the 'CREATE PASSWORD' button to generate the code. 



This code is good for one use only and cannot be displayed again once you leave this page.  
When you return to this section of your settings in the future you see an added section below labeled "Your existitng passwords" to help you keep track of which apps you have created a password for.  



If you need to generate a new code or rename the code for future reference you can do so here.  If you are generating another code for the same app we recommend deleting your old code name to avoid confusion.  To delete the code click on the "X" on the right.

 

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