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.
Microsoft Corporation released v6.8.1 for Microsoft Authenticator 40 days ago and here's their update message:
We're always working on new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Make sure you stay updated with the latest version for the best authentication experience.
So confusing and doesn’t work
Extremely convoluted and it goes in circles over and over!!
delta no go
The stupid of this app is unfathomable. No matter how many times I authenticate from the same device it still demands authentication making signing IMPOSSIBLE!!! It is for that reason I avoid using any of the Microsoft products. The positive reviews are nothing more than fluff, and probably paid for. This is a useless tool and a useless product. Seriously, Billy boy, you need to fire your entire IT department.
The security prompt blocks the code when requested. As you try to sign in the security function blocks out the code so when it requests to verify code with Authenticator you can’t even add the code to the security prompt because it’s blocking the view. And then it has the security layer that you can’t bypass because the the security prompt is in the way. It blocked my email account just because I have no way of punching in the code cause the stupid security literally blocks from seeing it. While requesting it at the same time. You can’t punch in a code you can’t see
Be careful in case
People are worried about security but this app makes you give them access to everything including biometrics and cameras. Jump through hoops after hoops just to sign into an account. This is getting ridiculous, and this app is an unnecessary middle man.
Caution: You have no backup. Read that again. With this app you do not have a backup of your MFA Secret keys. You probably obtained this app in order to login to Microsoft 365 with MFA. If you are a system administrator type you probably have about 30 Microsoft 365 Accounts. Then you decide to get a new phone and you learn that the keys used to generate codes cannot be transferred to the new phone. This app has the word “backup” but it does not make a useful backup. It will perform the restore just fine and you will see every account you had, and they will all be broken. you will have to log into each and every account individually and create a new MFA device. This app is incredibly dangerous, you should stay away from it. It gives you a false sense of security. It should simply tell you it’s not capable of backing up secret keys for Microsoft 365 Accounts. To be fair, it does back up secret keys for non-Microsoft accounts. If you use literally any other authenticator app, it will back up all of your secret keys, unlike this app. I believe it’s against Apple’s rules to name the names of those other apps in this review, but I can tell you I have personally used them all, and I just got done restoring codes from about six different apps, and only Microsoft is unable to restore Secret keys. This app is a dangerous menace. Do not be foolish enough to trust its claims of performing a backup or you will be sorry.
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