Introducing One-Time Passwords!

Shelf is transitioning from Magic Links to One-Time password.

Introducing One-Time Passwords!
Written by
Carlos Virreira
Published on
March 7, 2024

Dear valued Shelf users,

We're writing to inform you about an important update regarding how you access your Shelf account. To enhance the security and reliability of our platform, we are transitioning from using Magic Links to a more robust solution called One-Time Passwords (OTP). This change comes after identifying certain limitations with Magic Links, particularly when used alongside Microsoft Safe Links.

Reason for implementing OTP

By implementing OTP, we aim to provide a more reliable experience while logging into your Shelf accounts and addressing any previous issues related to Microsoft Safe Links. Unlike Magic Links, which could sometimes expire or be intercepted, OTP ensures secure authentication through instantaneously generated codes sent directly to your registered email address.

Here's what you need to know:

To use OTP instead of Magic link:

  • Add your email to the OTP input box
  • Check your email for the verification code
  • Input the received code within the designated box
  • Complete your login process

New registrations on Shelf will automatically utilize the One-Time Password system for improved security and convenience.

Please rest assured that our commitment remains focused on providing you with seamless access to your digital assets and ensuring top-notch user experiences. The introduction of One-Time Passwords represents another step toward delivering enhanced functionality and peace of mind for everyone utilizing Shelf services.


Do you have any questions regarding this change? Write us at

Our dedicated team are always ready and eager to assist you.Thank you for being part of the Shelf community; we look forward to continuing serving you with innovative solutions tailored specifically to meet your needs.

Warm Regards,

The Shelf Team

Article by
Carlos Virreira

Founder / Vision Lead at

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Introducing One-Time Passwords!
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