RCDevs' OpenOTP Token vs Google Authenticator

RCDevs’ OpenOTP Token vs Google Authenticator

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RCDevs’ OpenOTP Token vs Google Authenticator

RCDevs’ OpenOTP Token and Google Authenticator both provide 2FA i.e. Second Factor Authentication for your servers and accounts. They generate a time-dependent six-digit code, which you enter after you submit your username and password.

Google Authenticator is a very popular app, providing necessary second-factor protection. But there are a few features which we find important and useful, are missing in Google Authenticator.

 Let us clarify RCDevs’ OpenOTP Token vs Google Authenticator:

Google Authenticator alternative

1. Push Notification

A push notification allows you to accept or deny an Authentication Request. It is the most secure, and user-friendly way to deliver 2FA. It is a push notification triggered solution for a streamlined user experience with advanced protection. Google Authenticator has no push notification capability.

2. Phishing Protection

Phishing protection uses your mobile phone location to prevent phishing attacks. If a phishing attack is suspected, the OpenOTP Token application will prompt you with a screen like below. Accordingly, you can approve or reject the request.

Phishing Protection

3. Voice Biometrics Authentication

Voice biometrics authentication is another 2FA method, using a person’s voice as a unique identifying biological characteristic in order to authenticate them. RCDevs’ voice biometrics authentication provides a unique combination of very high security and a natural user experience that works across all channels for 2FA. Such a feature is still not very clear in google authenticator.

4. An extra layer of protection

With RCDevs’ OpenOTP Token you can add an extra layer of security in your app with biometrics and pin code which is missing in google authenticator.

5. Spoken OTP

RCDevs’ OpenOTP Token can read the OTP aloud if you wish to, which makes your work faster and more efficient. 

How to move from google authenticator to OpenOTP token?

RCDevs’ OpenOTP Token and Google authenticator both work on OATH Event-based (HOTP) & Time-based (TOTP). You can use OpenOTP Token just the same way you use Google Authenticator.

Just download the free OpenOTP Token app (iOS and Android) and scan QR Codes when prompted by third party services or applications. Use tokens when needed. 

It’s that simple.

When choosing your software token app, make sure you weigh all the pros and cons, especially when both are free!