Circle Code

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The optional in-app circle code secures the LaunchKey Mobile Authenticator and your authorizations with a unique knowledge factor that can be more secure than traditional PIN codes. Since people have a tendency to choose PINs that have meaning to them, they're often easily guessed with relatively little knowledge of the individual. Even with no knowledge, smudge marks on a user's screen can also reveal the PIN. The LaunchKey Mobile Authenticator addresses these two issues with a combination lock that is pattern-based instead of number-based, and a circular drag path that causes a user to cover their own smudge tracks as they enter a combination.

Enable and Set Circle Code

Follow these steps to enable and set a new in-app combination lock.

Note

If you have multiple devices linked and you want a circle code securing each device, you must enable and add that circle code on each linked device.

  1. Enable circle code in the control panel.

    Navigate to the control panel and tap or move the switch next to Circle Code to enable this in-app knowledge factor.

    Enable the circle code feature in the control panel
  2. Enter the new combination.

    Enter a new combination by placing your finger on the blue dot then traverse clockwise and counterclockwise to different hash marks around the circular path to create as complex of a combination of moves as you're comfortable remembering. You will be asked to enter the combination twice.

    Enter new combination

Example combination

Below is an example combination of moves one could use. You may use as many moves as you're comfortable remembering.

Example combination for the combo lock

User Contributed

LaunchKey links to user contributed code as a resource to its community. LaunchKey does not in any way guarantee or warrant the quality and security of these code bases. User contributed code is supported by the creators. If you do find a link from the site to user contributed code that is malicious or inappropriate in any way, please report that link to LaunchKey immediately and we will investigate the claim. Submit any issue to LaunchKey support at https://launchkey.com./support. ×