If you are having issues with the 2FA Authentication page, please make sure that you have checked the basics. To start, ask yourself these questions:
- Am I using the right Authenticator? Please make sure that you are using an authenticator via your cell phone or computer - Google Authenticator, Yubico Authenticator (this will require a hardware component called a YubiKey), Microsoft Authenticator, OpenOTP, or 1Password.
- Am I using an approved internet browser? ShapeShift recommends using Chrome or Brave. Also, If you are using an old version of your browser, try updating it to the newest version.
If you are using Google Authenticator, please be sure to download the Google Authenticator app to your cell phone. If you do not have a cell phone, you will need to use an alternative authenticator.
- Are my time and date set correctly in my 2FA app? If the time or date is incorrect, you will need to do is re-sync it in your Authenticator app. This article can help you.
- Clear the cache/cookies in your browser, close the browser, and reset your computer.
- Hard close the 2FA app and all browsers that may be open. Then, reset your computer.
- Am I using the right email address and password? While it may seem obvious, it can be very easy to mix up your passwords. If you signed up with a personal email but you are using the email you use for work, you will not be able to log in. Be sure to double-check!
- Is my window maximized? Sometimes a smaller window means you can't see the whole page. Be sure you've maximized the window that you are using.
- Did I copy/paste the correct QR code? You can copy/paste the 2FA QR code during signup. Assure that you did that when signing up.
- What browser am I using? ShapeShift is not supported on some browsers. If you are using an old version of your browser, try updating it to the newest version.
- Has my browser saved my information incorrectly? If you are using a browser that continuously stores your login information, make sure it hasn't stored it incorrectly. Side note: Never let your browser save your credentials! This is a security risk. Instead, use a password manager like 1Password. We want to keep you safe!
- Did I bookmark the page? If you have bookmarked the page, make sure you have bookmarked it correctly. Try starting from the homepage by going to ShapeShift.com and navigating to the Membership portal.
- Where did I click? Did you accidentally click "sign up" again? This is a common issue. Assure that you are on the "sign in" page rather than the "sign up" page.
- Did I try using an incognito or privacy window? Open an incognito window in Google Chrome and give it another try.
Click here to learn more about the Google Authenticator app and how to set it up.
If you have checked all of these things and you still cannot log in, it's time to contact us.
What if I Lost My Backup Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Codes?
If you have lost your two-factor authentication backup codes, please reach out to our Support Team! Please keep in mind that the resolution time for resetting two-factor authentication is a minimum of seven days.