Two Factor Authentication

Visit the Two Factor Authorization page for general information about Two Factor Authorization.


When a call that requires two factor is made it will return an error totp-require. The details object will list the method that has been required (email on this example) so it's possible to inform the user to check his email for the code.

  • method: The method selected by the server. Useful to inform the user where to look for the code.

  • codeGenerated: Email only. Used to inform if the code was generated or if there are tokens available already.

  • codeCount: (optional) Email only. The number of available codes already sent via email.

  • codeExpires: (optional) Email only. A list of expiration dates of the tokens.

  • availableMethods: The list of available methods for Two Factor. When calling an api it's possible to define the method to use.

"msg": "result",
"id": "1",
"error": {
"isClientSafe": true,
"error": "totp-required",
"reason": "TOTP Required",
"details": {
"method": "email",
"codeGenerated": false,
"codeCount": 1,
"codeExpires": [
"availableMethods": [
"message": "TOTP Required [totp-required]",
"errorType": "Meteor.Error"

Calling a method with Two Factor

After receive the error it's necessary to pass the informed code to the API. For that we need to call a new method called callWithTwoFactorRequired passing the information as an object:


  • code: (string) The code informed by the user;

  • ddpMethod: (string) The original method called;

  • method: (string) The desired method to check the Two Factor, usually the same from the error;

  • params: (any[]) An array of parameters used for the original method;


  • If the two factor was accepted the result and the error will came from the original method;

  • If the two factor was not accepted the error totp-invalid will be returned;

Example'callWithTwoFactorRequired', { code, ddpMethod, method, params: args }, (error, result) => {});

Requesting a new email code

If the user didn't receive the code it's possible to request the server to send a new code via email by calling the DDP Method sendEmailCode passing the user's email or username. It's required to pass the email or username because this Method can be called when the user is not logged in.


  • sendEmailCode: (string) The user's username or email


  • If success: array of emails to where the code was sent;

  • If error: error-parameter-required if the parameter emailOrUsername was not provided;

  • If error: error-invalid-user if the user was not found with the provided emailOrUsername;

Example'sendEmailCode', emailOrUsername, (error, result) => {});

Enabling the Two Factor via Email

It's possible to enable the email check by calling the Method 2fa:enable-email. Note that the two factor via email will only work if the user has at least one verified email.


  • If success: true is returned;

  • If error: not-authorized if the user is not logged in;

Example'2fa:enable-email', (error, result) => {});

Disabling the Two Factor via Email

It's possible to disabled the email check by calling the Method 2fa:disable-email. Note this Method requires the two factor to be executed.


  • If success: true is returned;

  • If error: A two factor verification error is returned;

Example'2fa:disable-email', (error, result) => {});