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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 11 of 41

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

I lost my account too. It's for whom?

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 12 of 41

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

Please give us the option to disable device verification option in security settings. So much hassle! I don't need this device verification.

Mission Specialist Lvl 1
Message 13 of 41

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

though i moved all my stuff elsewhere due to the Microsoft monopilazation stupidity/gred, unfortunately i have to use GitHub to access other repos and this device auth crap is just that: useless crap

 

oh, and i'll save you the canned reply...

 

> Thanks for this feedback! We're always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Community Forum, and we consider every suggestion we receive

 

mmmhmm

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 14 of 41

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 15 of 41

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 16 of 41

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

It is a very bad idea.just annoying

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 17 of 41

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

This issue is a privacy one for me. I do not want GitHub trying to track my devices or browsers or anything of the sort.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 18 of 41

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

I AGREE with everyone on here. I JUST signed up for Git and this is the first thing I wanted to remove right off the bat. This is why I am on this thread!

 

There is already 2FA... 

 

May end up not using this service.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 19 of 41

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

I agree. "Device verification" is a form of 2FA.

 

Literally the definition of 2FA from Github:


Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps. With 2FA, you have to log in with your username and password and provide another form of authentication that only you know or have access to.

 

Thus if 2FA is explicitly disabled, there should be no "Device verification" emails.

The current feature should be moved to the 2FA page, with the ability to toggle on and off.

 

I like that I have an extra layer of security on my important account, but it is annoying for accounts I need to switch often that have nothing worth stealing.

 

It gets worse for users whose access to email accounts is somehow restricted.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 20 of 41

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

I have just faced the same problem. It's really annoying trying to access your account and being not able due to this non-sense measure, and then trying to log on your mail to retrieve the code and face the same problem (yes, Gmail and Hotmail also block sign in attempts from "devices that they not recognize").

Worse is that in none of these services is possible to disable this absurd behavior. Data on these accounts belong to each user, and we are the main injured if someone gains access to it, so please Github allow us to decide which security measures to enable or disable to protect it.