Two factor authentication - a couple of questions

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Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:53 am
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Re: Two factor authentication - a couple of questions

Is there any news on an update that will include 2FA?
I've not used the plugin before but would love to give it a go.


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Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:05 am
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Re: Two factor authentication - a couple of questions

I'd love to get 2FA support for this plugin! Apple is really pushing 2FA and this plugin makes fingscan very reliable for me.

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Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:36 am
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Re: Two factor authentication - a couple of questions

Unfortunately the plugin author briefly reappeared after some illness back in September with plans for updating his plugins but has since disappeared again. I hope he is ok.

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Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:59 pm
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Re: Two factor authentication - a couple of questions

So now that the FindmyFirends plugin has been released, I'm wondering if a separate icloud account with no 2FA could be setup for iFindStuff?

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:29 am
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Two factor authentication - a couple of questions

If you are referring to my plugin/IFindFriendsMini here:

(Note the similar but different terms - ifindstuff, ifindfriendsMini, FindmyFriends apple service )

Then yes - it does the job of some of the functions of ifindstuff. (without needing 2fa). Particularly for me the option of showing location as address and as google map image on a control page. It does this through FindmyFriends data which ifindstuff does not access.

You can still (I believe) use iFindStuff without 2FA. (although I am not sure that is now possible on os11 and above)

I did initially look at updating ifindstuff to use this data source( hopefully temporarily until author back). But was massive change to the code which I almost didn’t recover from. Somewhat unfamiliar code base, and completely different data sets obtained - plus different way of getting them. Because of that I found it easier to move to new plugin altogether (and tidier/neater I knew what was happening )

They work differently - ifindfriendsMini uses FindmyFriends data - ifindstuff uses apple account details (so for multiple devices need to be logged in as multiple users).iFindstuff gets a lot of data - but no one has 2FA working for more than a few hours with the base library which is pyicloud ( This library is now python 3 only.

Welcome to give iFindFriendsMini a try and post any questions over there.


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