Less than a year ago, we launched our authenticator app – ente Auth.
We built Auth because we couldn't find an open source authenticator app that was cross-platform and offered end-to-end encrypted backups.
Since then, we've made incremental improvements to the product, and are happy to announce general availability of Auth v2.0.
Here are the highlights of what has changed since v1.0.
In addition to our iOS and Android apps, we shipped a web app so you can grab your TOTPs from your desktop as well. The app is available @ auth.ente.io
We recently added support for showing icons for popular services. This was a feature we built out with our community over a live stream, and it was a lot of fun!
If you find an icon missing, please contribute!
Recently we received feedback from the Privacy Guides community that requring an account to use the app was a deal breaker, and we had to agree.
So we added an option to use Auth, without signing up for an account.
Note: This means you'll be missing out on our most important feature – end-to-end encrypted backups. But we felt that forcing backups was not the right thing to do either. It's best to have an option, so here we are.
If you wish to enable backups at a later point, you can do so by signing in.
We have added support for one-click imports from the following providers
- Google Authenticator
If there are more proviers you would like us to support, please let us know!
In addition to plain text exports, we have also added support for exporting your data encrypted with a password.
The details of this export format has been documented here. Apart from documentation, we have also provided a CLI tool to decrypt these encrypted exports, to make sure the exported data is portable.
Aside from these, we've also shipped a bunch of other improvements with feedback and help from the community
- Translations (🇳🇱, 🇫🇷, 🇩🇪, 🇮🇹, 🇯🇵, 🇵🇱, 🇷🇺, 🇨🇳, 🇹🇷 and 🇻🇳!)
- Ability to login without email verification
- Auto fill for TOTPs
- QR code to share seeds
- and more...
You can track the development of this project @ github.com/ente-io/auth
Our source of revenue is our Photos app, and Auth continues to be a labor of love. So we hope you'll enjoy these goodies 💚