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WinAuth

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/15/2022 - 10:28

Operating systems: Windows

WinAuth targets gamers primarily. The app’s unique superpower is its support for nonstandard tokens for authentication in Steam, Battle.net, and Trion/Gamigo games. If you are looking for an alternative to Steam Guard, Battle.net Authenticator, or Glyph Authenticator/RIFT Mobile Authenticator, this may be the app for you.

To be sure, the app also supports standard tokens, including tokens for Guild Wars 2 and other NCSoft games (which for some reason the developers list separately), and all others: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on. WinAuth uses a password for logging in and for individual tokens. The app hides codes by default, including automatically, and lets you encrypt the data it stores and exports.

Pros:

  • Support for nonstandard tokens for gaming services, meaning it can replace Steam Guard and Battle.net Authenticator, as well as Glyph Authenticator and RIFT Mobile Authenticator,
  • Support for token export in an unencrypted text file or in an encrypted archive,
  • Codes hidden,
  • Automatic code hiding after more than 10 seconds of user inactivity,
  • Access protection through password or YubiKey (that is, U2F),
  • Additional password protection available for each token,
  • Portable, with flash drive and cloud storage options
  • Can encrypt stored data,
  • Ability to scan QR code from file (local or on the Internet).

Cons:

  • Steam token creation requires giving WinAuth your Steam username and password,
  • Using a two-factor authentication app on a PC is not advisable in general,
  • No version for other operating systems,
  • Greater potential risk, because of ease of key retrieval, if the unlocked app falls into the wrong hands.

Summary
Gamers will love WinAuth because it allows for the creation of the nonstandard tokens game publishers favor.

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