Getting your 'shared_secret' code for use with Auto Restarter on Mobile Authentication
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Written and compiled by: Ti Rone - Owner of SteamTimeIdler
Much more detailed instructions for Stidler.com customers available at:
THIS METHOD NOW ONLY WORKS WITH DESKTOP AUTHENTICATION -> #
- Go to: https://github.com/Jessecar96/SteamDesktopAuthenticator and scroll down to 'detailed setup instructions'. Follow that through.
- Once downloaded, installed and setup scroll down to "Getting Shared Secret from Steam Desktop Authenticator (Windows)"
IMPORTANT: DO NOT SHARE YOUR shared_secret CODE. There are fake idling sites that ask for your shared_secret and then steal your items/account. These websites have no relation to stidler.com (SteamTimeIdler). Please be VERY cautious when managing your shared_secret code.
Note 1: This page is intended for stidler.com (SteamTimeIdler) users
Note 2: This is not needed if you are using Email Authentication. [UPDATE ALERT: Do not use email authentication as it is extremely insecure and unreliable for use with AutoRestarter.)
Note 3: Once you get your shared_secret you will never need to enter your mobile auth code again, our servers will generate your auth code automatically even if you want to manually start your idles! We even offer a special feature to have your Auth codes generate on stidler.com itself
Note 4: If you are really struggling to find it in the encrypted file you can leave a comment on stidler.com Owner's profile on Steam (me) and I will add you and pick it out for you or you can Request a Steam Add. (I recommend you hide parts of the code so you don't have an image hosted publicly. It can be used to generate Authentication codes.
- Getting Shared Secret from Android (Windows)
- Getting Shared Secret from iOS (Windows)
- Getting Shared Secret from Steam Desktop Authenticator (Windows)
When you install the Steam Mobile App on an Android device, you are required to use it to generate your SteamGuard codes. For us to automate this with AutoRestarter without using your phone every time, you need to get the Shared Secret from your phone.
You can only do this with a rooted Android. (Valve recently patched the un-rooted method):
If you have a rooted android phone, you can simply browse to the files you need using Root Explorer and copy the file you need and get it to your desktop using Dropbox or similar.
The file you will need is:
If you don't have a rooted phone, you will not be able to access the /data folder, even if you install Root Explorer.
Note: If you have issues with ios check this page out: https://forums.backpack.tf/topic/45995-guide-how-to-get-your-shared-secret-from-ios-device-steam-mobile/
When you install the Steam Mobile App on an iPhone, you are required to use it to generate your SteamGuard codes. For us to automate this with AutoRestarter without using your phone every time, you need to get the Shared Secret from your phone.
To get your shared secret from your iOS device, you will first need to make a backup of your device in iTunes. (NOTE: iTunes should be downloaded through the Apple website and not over the Windows store.)
To browse your backup, you need to install iExplorer.
Install and run iExplorer. Hit to use demo mode, and then at the bottom hit to browse backups.
At the top right, you can type Steam in the search to make things faster.
You want to find the folder:
Then browse to:
This is the file you want. Right click it and click "View in Explorer" NOT "Export to Folder".
Now open the file with Notepad++. The format is a little weird - your shared_secret is inside. If you are unsure how to get the code, then add: https://steamcommunity.com/id/tirone/ or request a steam add to have it picked out for you :)
NOTE 1: There may be weird characters in the text file and it may look all strange, but you've probably got the right file. It's just extracting the correct bit of text
NOTE 2: The Generated Auth Code on SteamTimeIdler should match the auth code on your phone. That's how you know if it's worked or not!
If you can't do the above options there's always Steam Desktop Authenticator: https://github.com/Jessecar96/SteamDesktopAuthenticator (Scroll down to 'detailed setup instructions' and follow the bullet points)
Once installed and setup, to get the shared_secret, open your SteamDesktopAuth folder and open 'maFiles'
Open the file with your steamID in Notepad and your code will be inside.
NOTE: The Generated Auth Code on SteamTimeIdler should match the auth code on your desktop app. That's how you know if it's worked or not!
If you want to continue receiving your 2factor authentication code on your phone then simply navigate to stidler.com on your mobile browser and open your AutoRestarter popup window. If you still want to receive codes via an authentication app you can use Aegis - How to add Steam to Aegis