I find it quite annoying that every now and then, when I log in to my SWTOR account, Bioware asks me to enter a one-time password sent to my e-mail address. I find that quite annoying.

I doubt there is, but is there a way to skip that question? Like with the Security Key, or just something I haven't seen in the options?

  • Hey, this changed just before update 2.0. It's be replaced by an equivalent mechanism so I've edited your post rather than voted to close, hope that's OK! – Matthew Read Apr 9 '13 at 18:38

Without getting a security key, no there is not.

It will ask for a one-time password every time you log in from a different computer/IP or mobile device, or if you reset your browser data (such as cookies). It is all part of BioWare trying to protect you from hackers.

I do suggest getting the physical security key or the app for your phone. This will help keep your account safe from hackers.

  • I was using the mobile vers of the site to try and help other. I can't help it if the site dose not have one built in like most site. – Derreck g Dec 14 '11 at 15:48
  • The explanation of why they do it that way was referring to his first paragraph where he was exspressing who it annoyed him for it to ask him, so I was setting his exspectations for why it's the way it is. And in a less blunt way saying "no" – Derreck g Dec 14 '11 at 15:50
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    This answer is wrong now that security authenticators have been released. Adding either a hardware, or smartphone based, security key to your account stops it asking those questions again, unless you lose or have to reset your security key swtor.com/info/security-key – GAThrawn Jan 4 '12 at 2:51
  • Also, having a security key on your account gives you 100 cartel coins per month. – Shadur Apr 9 '13 at 20:47

Technically, there is - but I don't know if adding a security authenticator to your account will make you any happier.

On the plus side, you'll never be asked for a one-time password again. On the down side, you'll have to use your key generator to get the authentication code whenever you sign on to your account with the browser.

Still, a small price to pay to make sure your account is going to be hard to compromise IMO....

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