Ensure a higher level of protection for your Steam account while logging in from your computer with the help of this nifty implementation of Steam’s mobile authenticator.
- Steam Desktop Authenticator
- License :Trial
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Jesse Cardone
Steam Desktop Authenticator Description
If you’re a fairly security-orientated Steam user, you may know a few things about Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator, a useful service that provides an extra layer of protection for your Steam account by asking for a unique code received on your smartphone (via SMS) each time you log in.
For desktop devices, a similar security solution (although unofficial) is provided by a nifty, little piece of software called Steam Desktop Authenticator.
Pretty straightforward configuration process
To start using the app, you are first required to make sure that Steam and .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later are present on your computer. Next, unzip the package and run the app via its designated executable file, followed by adding a new Steam account.
Of course, you will still need a mobile phone for this initial configuration process (you will receive a security code via SMS). Login to your Steam account and maybe consider setting up the available encryption.
Simple and efficient app that takes its role of protecting your Steam accounts seriously
If everything went as it intended, you should be able to select your account from the app’s main window and view the current logging code. At this time, it’s well worth pointing out that Steam Desktop Authenticator can be easily used on multiple computers.
The process is not exactly complicated, with you only having to copy the app’s entire folder (after the initial configuration process, of course) to any other workstation. There’s yet another way (useful for when you have another Steam account on a different computer), namely by importing an account from maFiles or directly from an Android devices.
Lightweight app that adds an extra layer of protection for your Steam accounts
That said, if you want to ensure a higher degree of protection for your Steam accounts on your PC, then you will definitely like Steam Desktop Authenticator, as it’s the closest thing to Steam’s mobile authenticator app.