Secure Cloud Synced 2nd Factor with Aegis

The following high level instructions are for setting up Aegis on Android with your could sync host of choice. Unfortunately I can’t run through every iteration for all the supported cloud sync options supported by Autosync.

Aegis is available here

Syncing will be handled by Autosync

Autosync is not free unfortunately however it is of high value at $10 lifetime for one sync service.

First open up Aegis.

You setup 2FA codes as you would in most any other authenticator app by scanning QR codes etc.

To setup the encrypted backup and sync first open Aegis > Three dot menu > Settings > Backups.

Tap “Directory for backup files” and select a folder you’ll remember. I created a new one called aegus_backups.

Then tick the “Automatically back up the vault”.

Can’t hurt to tap “Trigger backup” to fire off a backup now.

You now have a folder which contains an encrypted file containing your 2FA data. Time to get that synced to the cloud.

Now setup Autosync.

First choose your sync target of choice and purchase a license. One time single target is $10 or you can access all targets for $3.99/mo subscription. Autosync supports the following:

  • pCloud
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Dropbox
  • Box
  • MEGA
  • Yandex.Disk
  • ownCloud/Nextcloud
  • Webdav

Once you’ve purchased your license go back to …More menu and select “Cloud Storage Accounts” > Add Account. Enter your account credentials.

Now tap on “Folders” and the + sign.

Give the sync a name “Aegis Backup”

Select the folder on your cloud storage where you want it synced.

Choose the local folder you defined when setting up the Aegis backup in the Aegis section above.

Select “Sync Method” as “Upload only”.

Select “Use default sync options”. If you want to have a look or tweak those settings you can follow the link to those settings and make your modifications if any. Just be sure to come back and save these settings.

Finally make sure “Folder pair enabled” is ticked if it is not already.

On the folders page make sure “Enable autosync” is ticked.

You should now have an automated backup from your phone to your cloud storage of choice. You can of course use Autosync to sync anything else you might want or need an automatic backup of.