Here at Blizzard we take account security seriously, which is why we recommend all accounts have an authenticator attached – but we also understand the importance of being able to access your account easily. Enter the One-Button Authenticator! This update to the current Mobile Authenticator will allow you to securely log into your account by simply clicking Approve on your mobile device instead of entering a security code. Should you wish to use a security code to log in that option still remains available.
Whenever* a log in attempt occurs on your account you will be notified via the app and prompted to Approve or Deny the request. You can also approve log in requests with notifications on your mobile or smartwatch without even opening the app! We hope this will help ease the log in process for those of you that already have an authenticator and encourage those of you who don’t to give it a try. You can find out more about authenticators on our Battle.net Authenticator FAQ.
The Mobile Authenticator with the new One-Button feature is available now on iOS® and Android™.
*Please note that by default you will only need to approve a log in attempt once a week per device. You can change this setting on your Battle.net Account Management page.
But I like trying to beat the waning clock to enter a 50 digit code. It felt like I was defusing a bomb.
Never really had an issue before, but this is a nice upgrade that provides extra convenience for people.
Cool new fueature
What happen if I touch the approve button when the alert was triggered by some hacker? This should be a double check approved button (Sorry about my english :P)
Using it since this morning. I have to say, it's really nice. Thanks Blizz ^^
I'll take the change, I'm lazy, saves just a little bit of time.
It's a pretty nifty update, seems to be working fine for me.One tip though, I'm not sure if it's just me, but if you're logging on to the website and you open the website & log in with your password first and Then open the authenticator app, it doesn't seem to pop up the message. As I said, it may just be me, but if anyone else is having this issue, it's seeming like you'll have to manually enter it, which there's a link at the bottom of the updated app for.
this is good stuff
iOS and Android... how typical. Windows Phone is left out once again. I want to try it but this way I can't.
What wrong here? This blue post and these comments are the same as they were way back when the thing came out. I am having a real bad case of Daja Vue or something? Spelling not included lol.
Having to enter a code drove me crazy! So glad to hear about this being made more simple. :] I was about to buy a physical authenticator to get my core hound pet back. Going to download the app now!
:D :Dgood :DI shall re-install authenticator for one-click :D
People actually have Windows phones? Why? What possible reason did you have to buy such a thing? I really don't understand...
I appreciate this a lot. Good upgrade from the standard two-factor.
after all the hiccups ive had with trying to remove digital security tokens from other MMOs id rather stick to the old fashion ones to be honest....