PHP library for Two Factor Authentication (TFA / 2FA)

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QR Codes

An alternative way of communicating the secret to the user is through the use of QR Codes which most if not all authenticator mobile apps can scan.

This can avoid accidental typing errors and also pre-set some text values within the two factor authentication mobile application.

You can display the QR Code as a base64 encoded image using the instance as follows, supplying the users name or other public identifier as the first argument

<p>Scan the following image with your app:</p>
<img src="<?php echo $tfa->getQRCodeImageAsDataUri('Bob Ross', $secret); ?>">

You can also specify a size as a third argument which is 200 by default.

Offline Providers

EndroidQrCodeProvider and EndroidQrCodeWithLogoProvider


Note: offline providers may have additional PHP requirements in order to function, you should study what is required before trying to make use of them.

Custom Provider

If you wish to make your own QR Code provider to reference another service or library, it must implement the IQRCodeProvider interface.

It is recommended to use similar constructor arguments as the included providers to avoid big shifts when trying different providers.


use RobThree\Auth\TwoFactorAuth;
// using a custom object implementing IQRCodeProvider
$tfa = new TwoFactorAuth(new MyQrCodeProvider());
// using named argument and a variable
$tfa = new TwoFactorAuth(qrcodeprovider: $qrGenerator);

Online Providers

Warning: Using an external service for generating QR codes encoding authentication secrets is not recommended! You should instead make use of the included offline providers listed above.


use RobThree\Auth\TwoFactorAuth;
use RobThree\Auth\Providers\Qr\GoogleChartsQrCodeProvider;
$tfa = new TwoFactorAuth(new GoogleChartsQrCodeProvider());