Why Apple has the code of two factor authentication on the same device that I log in with?

I just installed Sierra and chose to use the two factor authentication with my iPhone chosen as a device to receive the code.

But then, Apple displays a digit code 6 on my Mac itself and then asked me to go on my Mac.

What sense does that make?

A wild guess - were you log into your account in Safari on Mac when he showed you the digit code 6 on Mac? And you had already completed the sign-in icloud in System Preferences?

If so, the macOS has been approved, but Safari wasn't. If macOS was able to show the code. It seems strange to first have the same computer application and provide the code, but really it is two layers of security and you had gotten through the first layer already.

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