Sophos Central 2FA/OTP: how to get secret hex code from QR

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If you need the 16 digit hex code for 2FA Sophos Central for your documentation or password tool and don't want to use 3rd Party apps to translate the QR code into text:

Open Central in Firefox, create or reset 2FA for that user.

Log in with the user to see the the QR code.

Right Click on the QR and select "Inspect (Q)"

You'll see the hex code. Search for src="/mfa/qrcode?secret

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[edited by: GlennSen at 8:19 AM (GMT -7) on 5 Apr 2023]
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  • Hi

    I completely respect your preference for handling sensitive information solely within your browser, password manager, and OTP generator. It's essential for users to prioritize their security and choose tools that align with their comfort level.

    The extension is designed as a solution for those who may find it convenient or prefer an alternative method. However, it's important to note that its usage is entirely optional. Users are encouraged to make choices that best suit their security practices and personal preferences.

    Your feedback is valuable, and I want to assure you that the extension is meant to provide flexibility rather than impose any specific method. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to share them.

    Best regards,

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