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Google Authenticator for Chrome not in the Chrome Store?

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Google Authenticator for Chrome not in the Chrome Store? TheGift73 4/10/13 5:22 PM
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Hi,

I have the Google Authenticator app for Android installed which I use to generate codes for when accessing my WordPress sites. However, we are unable to generate codes for off-line use using the app due to the codes generated changing every 30 seconds. Now if I were to lose my phone or have it stolen, I would be unable to log in to my Wordpress accounts on other devices, unless I SSH/FTP to the sites server and remove the plugin manually (Google Authenticator plugin for Wordpress).

Now there used to be a Chrome browser add-on that would be able to generate codes much like the Google Authenticator app for Android does, but it has seemingly disappeared from the Chrome Store.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gauth-authenticator/ilgcnhelpchnceeipipijaljkblbcobl

Does anyone know why it has been removed?

Note: I'm not talking about Google's 2-Step verification (Gmail etc) which does allow users to print out one-time-use codes for emergency use.

Re: Google Authenticator for Chrome not in the Chrome Store? TheGift73 4/10/13 6:04 PM
[Update]

Got a response from the dev behind the Google Authenticator add-on for Chrome, Gerard Braad, who explained that Google have taken it down but gave no explanation as to why even after being asked several times.

The Firefox version is still available though and work great. Hopefully he may look into the issue with the Chrome version and re-submit.

Here is the FF version for those wishing to use it:

https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/gauth-authenticator/

Richard

Re: Google Authenticator for Chrome not in the Chrome Store? Nancy Bain 4/14/13 10:14 AM
Excellent, you saved me some time. Thanks for the Firefox link.