Commit 0a1ee136 authored by Evan Read's avatar Evan Read

Add mention that recovery codes are downloadable.

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Two-factor Authentication (2FA) provides an additional level of security to your
GitLab account. Once enabled, in addition to supplying your username and
password to login, you'll be prompted for a code generated by your one time password
authenticator. For example, a password manager on one of your devices.
password to login, you'll be prompted for a code generated by your one time password
authenticator. For example, a password manager on one of your devices.
By enabling 2FA, the only way someone other than you can log into your account
is to know your username and password *and* have access to your one time password secret.
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Recovery codes are not generated for U2F devices.
Should you ever lose access to your one time password authenticator, you can use one of the ten provided
backup codes to login to your account. We suggest copying or printing them for
storage in a safe place. **Each code can be used only once** to log in to your
account.
backup codes to login to your account. We suggest copying them, printing them, or downloading them using
the **Download codes** button for storage in a safe place.
CAUTION: **Caution:**
Each code can be used only once to log in to your account.
If you lose the recovery codes or just want to generate new ones, you can do so
[using SSH](#generate-new-recovery-codes-using-ssh).
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