Salesforce Authenticator makes it easy to use two-factor authentication with Salesforce. We allow users to use their geolocation to automate two-factor responses. All of the security of using two-factor with none of the hassle.

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The new Authenticator app is largely part due to a great acquisition of a multi-factor authentication company in Austin, Texas. Their old logo prominently conveyed that their geo-based functionality was a key strength of their product, and I wanted that in their new logo as well. Toopher allowed users to automate their two-factor approvals based on their geolocation. So now, if you're logging in to Salesforce every day from your house, you can set your address as a trusted location in the app. The next time you log in, instead of us asking you for a two-factor code or for a yes/no confirmation, we can automatically say "yes" on your behalf.

A fun part of this project was that we supported apps on the iPhone, Apple Watch, Android devices and Android Wear watches. Each platform has its strengths, and it was fun to explore new form factors and interaction patterns.

When you log in to a product using our two-factor APIs, instead of needing to go to your phone to retrieve a code from a text message or app, you'll get a notification asking you to approve your login. When you have the toggle turned on where it says "Always approve from this location", the next time you login from 1 Market St., you won't get this prompt again.

When a notification comes in, we give you the most important information on a small screen to let you make the right decision.

I love the round design of the Moto 360. This was my first smartwatch, and now I'm on to the next iteration. I immediately wanted to use edges of the watch face to compliment the code timers.

If you're an Apple user, you can approve login attempts directly from your wrist. I used Apple design patterns for the layout so the experience feels organic and immediately familiar.


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