# Import

2FAuth can import data in various formats to ease you migrate from another 2FA app or to restore a backup. Note that not all 2FA apps enable data export so 2FAuth will never covers all possible migrations.

# Exporting the data

First step is to export data from the 2FA source app in order to get a migration resource, like a file or a QR code. Follow one of the dedicated section below then move to the Importing into 2FAuth step.

# Google Authenticator

Open Google Authenticator and use the icon to enter the Export feature.

Start the export feature
Start the export feature

Next choose one or more accounts to export then click the button.

Export selected accounts
Export selected accounts

Exported QR code
Exported QR code

# 2FAS Authenticator

Open 2FAS Authenticator and enter the Settings section. Then enter the 2FAS Backup feature.

2FAS Settings
2FAS Settings

Enter the Export tool.

2FAS Backup
2FAS Backup

Uncheck the password option and click the button.

2FAS Export
2FAS Export

# Aegis Authenticator

Open Aegis Authenticator and use the icon to enter the Settings section.

Aegis
Aegis

Enter the Import & Export feature.

Aegis Settings
Aegis Settings

Open the Export tool.

Aegis Import & Export
Aegis Import & Export

Whatever the export format (both are supported by 2FAuth), uncheck the encryption option and click the OK button.

Aegis Export
Aegis Export


# Importing into 2FAuth

The import process consists of 2 steps: The preloading (with validation) of the exported data and the recording of all or part of the valid data.

# Preloading

From the 2FAuth main view:

  1. Click the button, just as if you had to add a new account
  2. Click the button in the alternative methods
  3. Submit your migration resource: a QR code or a file/QR code

Preloaded data ready to be recorded
Preloaded data ready to be recorded

# Recording

This final step lets you save the preloaded accounts to the 2FAuth database.

  • You are free to record or discard the accounts of your choice.
  • Click on account titles to get a fresh OTP if you want to check the integrity of any account.
  • Nothing is added to 2FAuth until you click on an button or the button.

5 accounts registered, 3 remaining
5 accounts registered, 3 remaining