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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 1 of 6

Disable / Remove email "Device verification" prompt on login (not the 2FA)

Does anyone know how to this prompt? It's tiresome, and annoying to have to check inbox for "[GitHub] Please verify your device" email and copy / pasta verification code.

 

Also, the follow-up email "[GitHub] Please review this sign in" is worthless too. 

 

It's just un-needed to have the GitHub organizatino worry about my security especially since they already offer 2FA (which is already disabled). It's basically like you can not disable this silly feature. What a bad idea...

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Moderator
Message 2 of 6

Re: Disable / Remove email "Device verification" prompt on login (not the 2FA)

Hi @Vondelphia ,

 

Thanks for this feedback! We're always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Community Forum, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I've logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can't guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it's been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

 

Cheers!

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 3 of 6

Re: Disable / Remove email "Device verification" prompt on login (not the 2FA)

+1. 

 

You already have other authentication mechanisms in place much more relevant to developpers (incl: SSH authentication), please stop wasting our time at (mostly) every login. Simple login is enough, and I can always enforce 2FA if I want added security.

 

I'm at a point where I consider moving my various projects to another git host just for this reason. Not a threat, just to give you an idea that shifting multiple small projects seems to me less time lost than verifying device so often.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 4 of 6

Re: Disable / Remove email "Device verification" prompt on login (not the 2FA)

For me, the "Device verification" is a show stooper.

I'am working on PCs of my custemers, where do not have acces to my e-mail account.

BTW: Its pointless to check devices only when connected over HTTP and to have it not, when manipulating the repository via push. Is this one of the greate ideas from the new github owner M$, trying to track developers? May be it is time to switch.

OT: why does this editor uses rich-text instead markdown (https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown) which is common at github.

 

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 5 of 6

Re: Disable / Remove email "Device verification" prompt on login (not the 2FA)


@return42 wrote:

For me, the "Device verification" is a show stooper.

I'am working on PCs of my custemers, where do not have acces to my e-mail account.

BTW: Its pointless to check devices only when connected over HTTP and to have it not, when manipulating the repository via push. Is this one of the greate ideas from the new github owner M$, trying to track developers? May be it is time to switch.

OT: why does this editor uses rich-text instead markdown (https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown) which is common at github.

 


 

Copilot Lvl 2
Message 6 of 6

Re: Disable / Remove email "Device verification" prompt on login (not the 2FA)

It is a very bad idea.just annoying