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How to enable and use Fortnite’s 2FA (two-factor authentication)

Enable and use Fortnite 2FA

As interest for the online gaming is on the horizon, online gaming companies have maintained an up to par and professional environment for the gamers. Whether you are a 6-year-old or at 60, everyone seems to be indulged in this online gaming triumph. One of these online games that taking over the world like a virus infects a layperson’s computer is “Fortnite”. Yes, Fortnite is ruling the charts and increasing gamer’s interest day by day.

Fortnite is a free online battle royal game that is developed by Epic Games Company.  But not everything in this auspicious game is free as the company should also deserve something for their hard work. Fortnite allows the user to customise the heroes that make them unique from other players and this customization comes in the form of items, skins, attires, gliders, pickaxes, and much more. This customization takes V-bucks, which is your virtual money convert from real money, so you have to buy V-bucks in order to make your player look different.

What if all these V-buck bought and all them unlocks you made suddenly disappear or leaving you stranded by not accessing into your own account? Yes, there are so many scammers and hackers out there who are prying just to get into your account. Well, this can happen to anyone who hasn’t used Fortnite 2FA (two-factor authentication) facility on its user account. Fortnite 2FA doesn’t just secure your account from these unscrupulous people but also unlock a free boogie down emote dance for you. Fortnite hasn’t aware its previous users and not guided how to do it, so here is the guide which will tell you how to enable and use Fortnite 2FA.

Enable Fortnite Two-Factor Authentication.

Enabling Fortnite’s 2FA is an easy process as it helps you secure and protects your account using various methods. Each method used in Fortnite 2FA allows you to access your Fortnite account after you type in the right security code provided to you. To check what methods it has to offer you have to go to the Fortnite 2FA page, just click on the link and you’ll be directed to the official site page.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After clicking on the link given above, if you are not signed in to your Fortnite’s account, then you will be asked to sign in to your Fortnite account as shown above. Simply type in your username and password and click on the SINGIN button.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After successful SIGN-IN to your account, you will be automatically directed to the Two-Factor Authentication section inside the Password & Security section as shown above. Here under TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION section see 2 methods from which you can use the Fortnite’s 2FA. Bear in mind that you can only choose one of the methods at a time in order to use 2FA. So let me walk you through both methods and how to enable them, but make sure that you have a verified email address in order to enable the authentication methods.

Method 1: Enable Fortnite 2FA through Authentication App

In order to use Fortnite Two-Factor Authentication using Authentication App then you have to download one of these apps. You can download the Google Authenticator app on your device in order to enable Authentication App. After installing the Authenticator app on your device from your browser, click on the Enable Authenticator App button. Now, you can see an Enable Authenticator App dialog box pop-up as shown below.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

In the Enable Authenticator App dialog box, you can see three easy steps to enable 2FA on your Fortnite account.

  1. The first steps tell you to download an Authenticator app which you have already done.
  2. In the second step, you have to open up the Authenticator app on your device as shown below. Now, under the Add, an account section, tap on the Scan a barcode option as shown below.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

Now you have to place the barcode on Enable Authenticator App dialog box in the middle of the red line square on your mobile camera in order to authenticate.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After successful bar code reading the Google authenticator will identify that it is a Fortnite user account and will direct you to a page on your phone where you can see a generated code as shown below. Each generated code will be refreshed after a while so make sure you do it within the given time. Simply click on the Add account button.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

  1. Now type in the shown code under the Security Code text field of the SIGN-IN WITH YOUR SECURITY CODE section. Now click on the Activate button.

After activating through security code you will see a dialog box showing that Authenticator App has been enabled. You can generate back up codes in case you lose access to the Authenticator app, this allows you to use one of the codes to access your account. You can leave this option by clicking on the cross button or you can proceed to do so by clicking on the Generate Codes button as shown below.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After clicking on the Generate Codes button you will be directed to the Backup Codes dialog box as shown below. Under the Codes section, you can see a series of codes that you can use when the security code is required for the Fortnite 2FA. You can simply download Code and keep it safe by clicking on the Download Codes button or if you want to refresh codes then click on the Generate New Codes option and then download codes.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

That’s it for enabling Fortnite 2FA through Authenticator App, you’re good to go.

Method 2: Enabling Fortnite 2FA through Email Authentication

Enabling Fortnite 2FA through email authentication will allow Fortnite to provide you the security code on the Email associated with them. So whenever you SignIn your Fortnite account, a security code will be sent to your Email which you have to type in to access the account. In order to Enable Email authentication, follow the steps below.

Click on the Enable Email Authentication button from the Two-Factor Authentication section in the Password & Security settings. Now you will see an Enable Email Authentication dialog box as shown below. From the dialog box, you have to type in the security code that you have just received on your associated Email address. Simply copy the security code from the Email inbox and paste it in the Security code field and click on the Continue button to proceed.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

After entering the correct security code you will be prompted with an Email Authentication Enabled dialog box as shown below. Simply click on the Done button to close the dialog box. Now the next time you log in to the Fortnite account you will be asked to enter the security code that they just sent on your associated Email address.

enable and use Fortnite 2FA

That’s it for enabling Fortnite 2FA through Email Authentication.

Conclusion:

Protecting your account using a two-factor authentication method is essential, as it not only saves you from losing your account from hackers and scammers but also unlocks a few Emotes and glides in the store. We have shown you the different methods from which you secure your Epic Games account. So hope this article has helped you in learning how to enable and use Fortnite 2FA. If you have any confusion, experienced any difficulty following the instructions or you think that we have missed something, please let us know in the comments section below.

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How to Shutdown or Reboot Ubuntu 18.04 using Terminal

How to shutdown or restart Ubuntu 18.04 from terminal by commandline

Most of the popular Operating systems out there allow you to shut down your PC or laptop from different methods. Linux operating systems also allow such ways for a user to safely shutdown, reboot, hibernate or suspend your PC. Before now, you have shut down your PC from very obvious options like through hitting your PC’s power button or using the power button on the desktops toolbar. Linux was manipulated by command line when it first came out for users and once you get used to the commands, it is the easier and safer way to get things done on your PC.

Shutting down or rebooting your PC is important for every operating system for keeping things working as normal. Shutting down your PC through command line is a secure way as it notifies all the logged in users that the system is about to go off. Shutting down your PC in through terminal is customizable, as you can even tell your OS when to trigger the Shutdown option by scheduling it. So in this article, I will guide you on how to shut down or Reboot Ubuntu 18.04 through command lines.

Command for Shutdown in Linux Ubuntu 18.04

The shutdown command in Ubuntu 18.04 can be used for the option given below:

  • Power-Off
  • Reboot
  • Halt

Below is the command syntax that is used in the terminal to shut down and restart Ubuntu 18.04

Shutdown [OPTIONS…] [TIME] [WALL…]

The first argument of [OPTIONS] can be a time string (commonly used as “now”). Usually, after the [OPTIONS] argument, wall message is optionally used to notify the users who are logged in, so that they can safely save the work before the system goes down. For the [TIME] argument this will specify what time the command will be executed for the shutdown of the system. The format that is used is “hh:mm” (hours/minutes) which is recommended to be a 24-hour format. Alternatively, you can use “+m” where “m” indicates minutes, which will refer to the specified number of minutes you want the system to be shut down from now.

For triggering an immediate shutdown of your Linux system you can use “now” in the [TIME] syntax which is an alias for “+0”. Linux as default implies 1 minute if you don’t specify the time in the shutdown command. Keep in mind that for specifying wall message you must declare the time argument. If you imply the time in shutdown command a /run/nologin file will be generated 5 minutes before the system goes down just to make sure that no further users can log in the system.

Using Shutdown Commands in Ubuntu 18.04

The run the shutdown command for Ubuntu 18.04, open up the terminal and follow the commands given below which will guide you how to use them.

To shut down your PC in Ubuntu us safe way, use the command below:

To perform the safest way to shut down your Ubuntu 18.04, type in the following command and hit enter:

$ shutdown

This command will not shut down your Ubuntu instantly when you execute it but will set a minute timer before shutting down so you can save your work in the meantime.

To shut down your PC immediately type in the following command and hit enter:

To perform the instantaneous way to shut down your Ubuntu 18.04, type in the following command and hit enter:

$ shutdown now

To shut down your PC on a dedicated time, type in the following command and hit enter:

$ shutdown hh:mm

Note: Remember the Linux follows the 24 hours format so in hh:mm type in hours in hh and minutes in mm.

To shut down after few minutes or hours, type in the following command and hit enter:

If you want to shut down your Ubuntu after a few minutes or hours, use the following command:

$ shutdown +m

Note: Bear in mind that “m” here indicates minutes. Just replace “m” with the number of minutes you want your Ubuntu to execute the shutdown command.

Use the following command to display a wall message to the users who are logged in to the PC before the system shuts down.

$ shutdown +m “This PC will shut down after 5 minutes”

Using Restart Commands in Ubuntu 18.04

Use the following command to reboot/restart your Ubuntu in a safe way

$ shutdown –r

This command above will not reboot your Ubuntu instantly when you execute it but will set a minute timer before restarting so you can save your work in the meantime.

Use the following command if you want to restart/reboot your PC instantly:

$ shutdown –r now

To schedule the restart for your PC, type in the following command and hit enter:

Use the following command if you want to schedule the time to restart your PC:

$ shutdown –r hh:mm

To restart after few minutes or hours, type in the following command and hit enter:

Use the following command if you want your PC to restart after a few minutes or hours:

$ shutdown –r +m

Note: Remember that “m” here indicates minutes. Just replace “m” with the number of minutes you want your Ubuntu to execute the reboot command.

Use the following command to display a wall message to the users who are logged in to the PC before the system restarts.

$ Shutdown –r +m “Dear users the PC will reboot in 5 Minutes”

Use the options given below to apply the following conditions to the shutdown command.

  • -P (-power-off): this option is like halt, use in shutdown command to Power-off the system (also turns off unit).
  • -r (-reboot): use this option in Shutdown command to reboot the system.
  • -h (-halt): use this option to halt the system after terminating processes.

You can also shut down the using the halt and power-off options using the following command

Following examples shows you how to use power-off and halt options in the shutdown command.

For power-off option in shutdown command, use the following:

$ shutdown –p

For halt option in shutdown command, use the following:

$ shutdown –h

Note: After using the options arguments in the above examples, you can also declare the Time and Wall arguments.

Canceling a Scheduled Shutdown in Ubuntu 18.04

If you have scheduled the time of shut down or restart of your Ubuntu system through shutdown command, you can cancel that scheduled shutdown or reboot by entering the following command before it reaches the time of execution.

$ shutdown –c

The command above will cancel the scheduled shutdown or restart instantly. If the scheduled time in invocated as “+0” or “now” in the shutdown command then you cannot use the above option for canceling the shutdown command.

That’s it! Hope this helped you to know how to shut down or reboot your Ubuntu 18.04 from the terminal by using Shutdown commands. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty in following the instructions, please let us know in the comments section below.

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