How to change name in Google Authenticator app?

  • Search for the miniOrange 2-Factor plugin and click on Login Settings.

    Click on login setting tab

  • Search Change name in Google Authenticator App feature in the Login Settings tab.

    This feature having two checkboxes:

    1. Set up By Administrator: When this option is enabled, Administrator is able to change the Google Authenticator name and it will be the same for all the users.
    2. Set up By Users: When this option is enabled, users will able to change Google Authenticator name for their respective account.

Selecting Set up By Administrator:

  • The checkbox of Set up By Administrator is enabled by default.

    Click on login setting tab

  • Now, the Administrator can able to change the name in Google Authenticator App. Here, we have edit name in Google Authenticator and change it with miniOrange.

    Click on login setting tab

  • Click on the Save Settings.

    Click on login setting tab

Selecting Set up By User:

When this check box is enabled by the Administrator then users will able to edit the name in Google Authenticator for themselves.

  • Then select Set up by User and then click on the Save Settings.

    Click on login setting tab

[User experience]

Now when the user logs into their account, they can easily edit the name in Google Authenticator while setup of Two Factor authentication method: Google Authenticator.change name in google authenticator app

Now, After scanning Google Authenticator QR code you can see an edited name in Google Authenticator Application.