OTP (One-Time Password) Registration Guide for PSO2

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One-time Passwords are an extra layer of security to help prevent unauthorized access into your PSO2 account. Players who wish to register for this service must use the Google Authenticator app.

Google Authenticator Method

Google Authenticator is the newest method in protecting your account with a One-Time Password. All the perks available to OTP users also apply to those who sign up through Google Authenticator.

Before we begin, there are several things you’ll need to know:

  • Failing to input the correct One-time Password several times will result in your PSO2 account getting locked.
  • Having a locked account through the Google Authenticator method requires you to fill out a form to SEGA.
  • This form is available by navigating to the SEGA Support page.

Due to the above situation, it is possible to be permanently locked out of the account if SEGA refuses to offer assistance to players outside of Japan. We will append this guide with more information after players report their experiences with the support form.

 

F.A.Q

The following options are available to those who have lost their cellphones.

Option A

  • If you have your OTP Termination Code, after signing into the SEGA ID page, select [ ワンタイムパスワードの設定変更はこちらから] and from here you can insert the code to sign on. This action will remove Google Authenticator from your account.

Option B

  • If you do not have your OTP Termination code, then you must contact SEGA by filling out this form.

The following options are available to those who have lost their OTP Termination Code.

Option A

  • Sign into the SEGA ID page and enter your One Time Password. Follow the instructions at the bottom of this page to remove Google Authenticator from your account. Afterwards, you may proceed with signing up for Google Authenticator again to acquire a new OTP Termination Code.

Option B

  • If you do not have your OTP Termination code, then you must contact SEGA by filling out this form.

An Item Trading Password was automatically applied for those who did not manually remove Secure OTP from their accounts. Please check the email address registered to your SEGA ID to see if an Item Trading Password was sent. Also, please take this time to remove Secure OTP from your account.

Registering Google Authenticator

Step 1

Download Google Authenticator on your Android Device.

 

Step 2

Log into the SEGA ID page.

Click [今回はパスワードを変更しない] to skip changing your password.

 

Step 3

Click the blue [登録情報へ] link at the top of the page.

If you’re on the AC Page, click the [登録情報管理] button at the bottom of the page.

 

Step 4

Birth and email otp
▲▲ Enter Birthday and Email ▲▲

Click the radio button as indicated in the screenshot and enter your birthday.

  • Enter your birth year, two-digit month, and two-digit day.
  • Enter your email address at the bottom of the page.
  • Press 「次へ」 to continue.

 

Step 5

OTP Methods
▲▲ OTP Settings ▲▲

Scroll down until you reach [Google認証システム 未設定].

  • Click the 「ワンタイムパスワード設定」 button to continue.

 

Step 6

OTP QR CODE
▲▲ QR Code ▲▲

In the Google Authenticator app, tap the three dots in the top right corner and select [Set up Account].

  • Tap [Scan a Barcode] and download the app it requests.
  • Scan the barcode.
  • On the website, type the 6 digit code in the form beneath [確認コード].
  • Press [登録] to register the code.

 

Step 7 

▲▲ OTP Termination Code ▲▲

Copy the OTP Termination Code [ワンタイムパスワード解除コード] and store it in a safe location.

  • If you lose your device, you may use the termination code to access your account after you log into the SEGA ID page.

※ We strongly recommend saving this code in a secure location outside of your cellphone!

Using your One-time Password

OTP Input

A One-time Password will be required upon signing in. Failing to input the correct password several times will result in your PSO2 account getting locked. The only way to unlock your account is to contact SEGA by filling out the SEGA Support form.

Support Form

  • お名前 (Name)
  • SEGA ID
  • 連絡可能なメールアドレス (Contactable Email Address)
  • メールアドレス再入力 (Retype Email Address)
  • 生年月日 (Birth Year / Month / Day)
  • ご利用のサービス (Select PSO2)
  • ご相談内容 (Select ワンタイムパスワード(Google認証)について)
  • お問い合わせ内容 (Write Your Message)

Removing your OTP

Step 1

Sign into the SEGA ID Management page.

 

Step 2

Enter OTP

The second step will require a one time password.

 

Step 3

Enter Details

Click the 登録情報へ link at the top and enter your details.

(Enter your birth year and email address.)

 

Step 4

OTP Methods

Click [ワンタイムパスワード設定].

 

Step 5

Delete OTP

Click the [解除] button to delete the OTP.

 

Step 6

ワンタイムパスワードの設定を解除しました。
This message will appear after successfully deleting the OTP.

F.A.Q

Due to the success of the Google Authentication method, Sega has decided to terminate Secure OTP from the game servers as of September 28th, 2016. Players who failed to remove Secure OTP from their accounts will be forced to contact SEGA to prove the account is indeed theirs.

Please use this form to open a ticket with Sega.

The following information should be copied and pasted within the text box. (Please remove the English Text)

・ご依頼の内容  (Request Contents)
OTP停止依頼 (OTP Termination Request)
 
・停止を希望されるOTPの種類 (OTP You Wish To Terminate)
SecureOTP  [○]
 
・停止希望理由:(そのまま記載ください) (Reason of Termination) (Please Write As Is)
SecureOTPサービス終了のため (To Cancel Secure OTP Service
 
・SEGA ID:   (Write your SEGA ID)
・お名前:  (Write your Name)
・ご住所(都道府県名、建物名など全て記載をお願いします):    (Write your Address: Prefecture and Building Name)
・お電話番号(ハイフン無しで記載ください):   (Telephone Number)
・生年月日(西暦で記載ください):  (Birthdate)
・登録メールアドレス:  (Email Address Registered to this account)
・秘密の質問の回答: (Secret Question Answer)

 

An Item Trading Password was automatically applied for those who did not manually remove Secure OTP from their accounts. Please check the email address registered to your SEGA ID to see if an Item Trading Password was sent. Also, please take this time to remove Secure OTP from your account.

Using your One-time Password

Enter OTP

Upon signing in, press the refresh button in the SecureOTP application to acquire a new password. Warning! The account will be locked after six failed attempts. If the account is locked, you must contact the SecureOTP support team by calling 03-3500-3463 in Japan or by emailing them at otpm@thirdnetworks.co.jp. (You may type your message in English.)

Provide them with your:

  • Serial Number
  • Nickname

 

Removing your OTP

Step 1

Sign into the SEGA ID Management page.

 

Step 2

Enter OTPEnter Your One Time Password

 

Step 3

Enter Details

Click the 登録情報へ link at the top and enter your details.

 

Step 4

Enter Credentials

Enter Your Credentials

Tick one of the three radio buttons.

  • 1st Radio Button asks for your name. We suggest skipping this.
  • 2nd Radio Button asks for your birth year, 2-digit month, and 2-digit day.
  • 3rd Radio Button asks for the answer to your secret question.

At the bottom you must enter your email address registered to your SEGA ID.

Press 次へ to continue.

 

Step 5

Secure OTP Removal
Click the ワンタイムパスワード設定 button next to Secure OTP.

 

Step 6

OTPScroll down to see your current OTP serial number.

Step 7

Cancel Button

Scroll down below the two textboxes.
Press the 解除 button to cancel this service.

 

[ ワンタイムパスワードの設定を解除しました。]
This message will appear after successfully deleting the OTP.

 

48 thoughts on “OTP (One-Time Password) Registration Guide for PSO2

  1. So support for locked accounts with GA OTP will have to go through SEGA not to Google (unlike SecureOTP in which case users can send an email in English directly to them and not to SEGA)? I wonder why…

  2. So essentially, if for some reason you get locked out of your account with Google Authenticator, for whatever reason, you can pretty much kiss your account goodbye? Since you’d have to go through Sega support to have it resolved and they pretty much give no support to people outside of Japan. I think I’ll stick with SecureOTP despite its annoying issues. I’ve been locked out before and they have always reset things within an hour of my contacting them.

      1. sega has already announced that any lockout from google authentication goes to them.

        yes, google authentication lockouts are technically perma-ban for people outside japan. another reminder that we arent legal players here.

  3. Need some help here. Came back from a hiatus, but in the meantime I forgot my OTP was on my old ipod. I believe I have logged in onto my OTP account, but I’ve locked myself out of sega. I’ve tried emailing Sega with no response and OTP is saying that my serial number doesn’t match or something. Anyone have some insight?

      1. one last thing I could try is to reinstall OTP on that old ipod. anyone know if account numbers are directly related to the device?

        well if it doesn’t work at least it confirms it… so I can stop trying.

        1. you’re wrong to mail SEGA in the first place. If you still use 3rd Party networks SecureOTP app then mail the Developers instead with some detailed information on your OTP account (otpm@thirdnetworks.co.jp ).
          The good thing is they accept mail in English.

          1. I mailed that email address as well and tried to give them every bit of information I had. They were still unable to unlock it or that was what I inferred from their reply in japanese.

  4. to day my account have been lock because i wrong 6 time OTP, i use this every day but today i dont know what happen , i fill OTP exactly in my phone but it said wrong OTP then i got locked , i dont know what happen because im player outside japan . anyone can help me pls

  5. how do i change from iphone to android with this? I cant figure out how to login. Do I need to restore my account or something? I still have my iphone with otp on it but i want to get rid of it.

  6. success to unlock my account (googleauthenticator). just in case your acc locked, just follow the instructions . sega will send you an email to reconfirm your request. just follow the template
    [x] Google認証システム(Google Authenticator)停止依頼
    [ ] その他

    ・お困りの状況の詳細

    ・SEGA ID: (sega id)
    ・お名前: (name)
    ・ご住所(都道府県名、建物名など全て記載をお願いします): (address. ask someone who had an address)
    ・お電話番号(ハイフン無しで記載ください): (telephone number)
    ・生年月日(西暦で記載ください): (year)年(month)月(day)日
    ・登録メールアドレス: (registered email)
    ・秘密の質問の回答: (secret question answer)

    1. I once made up an address for a website… They accepted Sapporo, Osaka as an address. And a postcode somewhere in Ikebukuro… XD

      I wonder if Sega would accept such a nonsense address.

    2. Did you just send your ticket straight using your original IP when you did this?
      i kinda needed a more comprehensive guide onto this since ill be switching over to google authenticator since sega decided on their recent broadcast that they’ll be closing down secure otp on late september.

  7. I seem to have encountered a problem. I’ve followed the OTP guide to the letter but can’t complete the process.

    Running Bluestacks I installed the SecureOTP2 app.
    Made an account and backed up my account information.
    Logged into SEGA’s One-Time Coupon page.
    Generated and copied over the necessary code to SecureOTP2.
    Completed account creation on the app.

    I have my serial number and can generate passcodes but I can’t find the input fields on SEGA’s site for the relevant information. The One-Time Coupon site simply brings me back to the same code. Is it under SEGA ID account management, or were the fields supposed to pop up on the One-Time Coupon page?

    1. A ha! I figured it out. The necessary text fields are supposed to appear on the One-Time Coupon page but don’t, for whatever reason. Instead, following the Google Authenticator instructions here led me straight to what I was looking for. You have to follow the guide to step 5 and click the Secure OTP option instead of Google.

      In case the content of the guide itself changes for any reason: You have to log-in to you SEGA ID, click [登録情報へ] at the top of the page, input your date of birth – year/month/day – and email, click 「次へ」, scroll down to the bottom of the proceeding page to “ワンタイムパスワード使用状況” and click the button next to Secure OTP. That’ll take you to the page where you can input your serial number and one-time password.

      Maybe to some that all was more obvious than it seemed, but I scoured the net and couldn’t find a single mention of that page hidden away in one’s SEGA ID account management. Everyone everywhere links back to the guide here, but SEGA seems to have disabled that half of the coupon page leaving anyone looking to use the OTP method in the lurch.

      Hopefully this long-winded comment helps some future PSO2 player at their wits end over what should really be a simple and straightforward process.

  8. So I just read the news from Sega that the SecureOTP service will be terminated at the end of September. Where should I go to remove my SecureOTP account? Is the following guide below regarding the removal still working now since I’ve been looking for that option in the ID management page and still didn’t see it.

      1. I found it. But do I only need to put my date of birth and email address only or do I had every single details, including the name I used and the answer of the secret questions I gave?

  9. So with the extra storage given to us recently why does anyone bother with this? Does everyone go around making simple passwords and telling other people what they are? 😛 Really the whole concept of this OTP, why it exists, etc, has always confused the heck out of me. It seems especially ridiculous since you can’t even hand off most good equipment/items to another account, and there’s no guarantee the account thief will ever be able to use the player shop on someone else’s account without the five-digit pass code. When people come forward after being locked out of their accounts/stuck dealing with technical issues, I really don’t know how to respond. Because, like, why they do dis in the first place?

    1. Bruh. If you *can’t* find gainful use for free extra 200 storage slots you’re plain doing something wrong.

      Also pretty sure you’re underestimating both the foolishness of people concerning passwords and the potential for sheer petty malice among the kinds of people who might try to abuse it in the first place.

    2. @Moo

      I’ve been using the OTP since the very first week of my pso2 experience and I’ve never ever experienced any “technical issues”.

      I think I recall TWICE being unable to play the game because of OTP server problems, and on both cases, SEGA gave us free stuff to make up for the hassle.

      There is literally no downside to having an extra 200 slot storage PLUS extra account protection, for FREE. And the only real “technical issue” one might face is in the case they end up screwing up their password 6 times IN A ROW (LOL).

      1. AFAIK SEGA’s stated reason for ditching SecureOTP for Google basically boils down to specifically being fed up with their sporadic service failures…

    3. There’s no point whatsoever. I started not only playing but also buying unhealthy amounts of AC at least a year before OTP even existed… And I usually never payed for premium because as a noob I benefited from 500 extra slots always more then 300 from premium, better value too. Granted of course things change; but two things that never changed for me are I still buy/acquire more costumes; and have only ever occasionally sold unlucky dupe costumes from AC Scratching too much… Also to each their own, certainly no point for me to criticize… Personally though I have still to this day never given a cent of my hard earned money to gross cellular companies, and also never had a reason to own any android or igross device. More money to waste on wondrous AC dissapointment, right!?

      tldr;
      Sega already expertly maintains there networks and servers, OBVIOUSLY 12~ hour extended maintenance FTW LOL! In all seriousness though, as a network engineer and administrator myself, I don’t often like 3rd party stuff… My 2 cents as it were.

  10. Hello. I have question. I’ve finished the registering process for google authenticator and removed OTP. But what do I do with the OTP termination code mentioned in Step 7? I thought it would be needed to remove OTP once I finished setting up google authenticator, but it didn’t ask for the code.

    1. I believe you need that one for once you wanna remove google authenticator, not secureOTP. So keep that code in a save place for once that time comes.

  11. Hello,

    Yesterday, my phone was a mistake, so I had to reset it as factory but now the PSO2 not recognize Google Authenticator codes. When I checked the account PSO2 with Google Authenticator gave me a code if lost or stolen me my phone, I have used and also the codes work.

    If anyone knows how to solve this problem or possibly if someone passes through a similar situation and managed to overcome this drawback, we appreciate it.

    I apologize for the poor translation, I’m not very good with English and Google Translate helped me. xD

    Thank you.

    1. Hello

      In the afternoon I sent a ticket and Sega as an answer I send a link to remove Google Authenticator OTP but to follow the steps to disable get the following error:

      現在、解除することができません。しばらく経ってから、もう一度やり直してください。

      “Now, it can not be released. At a later time, please try again.”

  12. It’s been about a year since I foolishly locked myself out of the game by losing my old phone and not remembering my secureOTP serial number or username to reinstate it in my new phone and now I’m getting emails from Sega about the secureOTP service being straight up terminated at the end of september according to google translate. So, like, on a scale of 1 to 10 just exactly how screwed am I from ever being able to play this game again?

  13. Hi.

    I cannot login into the management page. Idk why when i login it send me to a page that says this:

    Customer “SecureOTP” which has been set has terminated service at SEGA ID.

    ◆ SEGA “SecureOTP” in the billing and settlement and management page authentication of the ID of the corresponding termination announcement

    now, we have to stop the log in to this SEGA ID in the management page.
    Please review the following “Frequently Asked Questions”, received an inquiry to SEGA ID support
    you as you thank you can go a stop request of “SecureOTP”.
    ◆ FAQ
    [SEGA ID] not be able to log in to the billing and management page remain registered the “SecureOTP”
    If it is the inquiry the ※ FAQ of the above without being over,
    your time in the corresponding than usual Please be sure to check it as it may be.

    i used google translate in that ^

  14. It’s been a while since I’ve last played and I guess I have to remove the SecureOTP by sending a ticket to SEGA now, but I believe I’ve forgotten the address I used to register and potentially some of the other information that the template is asking for. Will it be a problem if I get some information wrong? I just don’t want to be locked out of the account because the game is playable, but it would be nice if I could use my OTP storage as well. I still have my serial number and the app for SecureOTP on my phone. Could I send an email to SecureOTP with that serial number instead?

    1. I don’t think it would look good on you to get information wrong. Since Sega has pretty much cut ties with Secure OTP, getting in contact with Sega is your only option.

  15. If I fill out the template for the ticket to SEGA and get some of the information wrong will my account still be okay? I’m not actually sure I remember all the information. Will including my serial number for SecureOTP help?

  16. Hi.
    Anyone got a Tutorial how to do the Google Authenticator Method?
    SEGA Completly changed there Webside.
    So i cant use the steps written here.
    Hope someone can help me out.

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