Using API with Two-step Authentication

If you have two-step authentication you will not be able to use the API, by default. This is for security reasons and making sure your account is protected. However, we can make an exception so you can use two-step for your name.com (user interface) alongside API. Please note that we have no two-step athentication in the API, so this setting simply bypasses the two-factor device when using our API.

 

To disable two-step authentication when using API, please take the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. Click on the ACCOUNT tab, located at the top, select PROFILE and then select ACCOUNT SETTINGS.
  3. Click Security Settings, located on the left hand menu.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and in the Name.com API and Mobile Apps Access section, select No.

You can now use he API, while still keeping the two-step authentication for your account.

 

You can check out our API documentation here.

If you need support please fill out our API support form.

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