Use Microsoft Authenticator for easy, secure sign-ins for all your online accounts using multi-factor authentication, passwordless, or password autofill. You also have additional account management options for your Microsoft personal, work or school accounts. Getting started with multi-factor authentication Multi factor authentication (MFA)provides a second layer of security. When enabled, during login after entering your password, you’ll be asked for an additional way to prove it’s really you. Either approve the notification sent to the Microsoft Authenticator, or enter the one-time password (OTP) generated by the app. The OTP codes have a 30 second timer counting down. This timer is so you never have to use the same time-based one-time password (TOTP) twice and you don’t have to remember the number. The OTP doesn’t require you to be connected to a network, and it won’t drain your battery. You can add multiple accounts to your app, including non-Microsoft accounts like Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox, Google, LinkedIn, GitHub, and more. Getting started with passwordless Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account. Just enter your username, then approve the notification sent to your phone. Your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN will provide a second layer of security in this two-step verification process. After you’ve signed in with two factor authentication (2FA), you’ll have access to all your Microsoft products and services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office, and more. Getting started with autofill Microsoft Authenticator app can also autofill passwords for you. Sign-in on the Passwords tab inside the Authenticator app with your personal Microsoft account to start syncing passwords, including the passwords saved in Microsoft Edge. Make Microsoft Authenticator the default autofill provider and start autofilling passwords on apps and sites you visit on your mobile. Your passwords are protected with multi-factor authentication in the app. You will need to prove yourself with your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN to access and autofill passwords on your mobile. You can also import passwords from Google Chrome and other password managers. Microsoft personal, work or school accounts Sometimes your work or school might ask you to install the Microsoft Authenticator when accessing certain organization resources. You will need to register your device to your organization through the app and add your work or school account. Microsoft Authenticator supports cert-based authentication by issuing a certificate on your device. This will let your organization know that the sign-in request is coming from a trusted device and help you seamlessly and securely access additional Microsoft apps and services without needing to log into each.
Horrible, buggy, poorly designed
The company I work for requires this app, but I would never use it by choice. You get stuck in loops trying to authenticate the app and your email. Once you finally do manage to get it set up it kicks you out daily and sometimes 10-20 times a day.
Really good secure app!!
You can get into it if you need it. An app that knows how to balance the tightest security possible!
This authenticator is useless! I have been trying to change my password on my Xbox account because I can’t remember it and it won’t let me change it since I don’t have the authenticator app to verify it’s me. Then I get the authenticator app and it wants my password that I can’t remember so then authenticator app wants me to use the authenticator app to verify it’s me so that I can then change my password and to then use the authenticator app. Stupidest thing Microsoft has ever done
We can get a few more things for the
I’m sorry to say it is so good and not sure how
It works well for me.
The only way I could
I’m so happy you found
User experience degraded
No Apple Watch approval and entering 2 digits is a step backwards for ease of use.
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