Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

By Microsoft Corporation

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Use Microsoft Authenticator for easy, secure sign-ins for all of your online accounts utilizing multi-factor authentication, passwordless, or password autofill. You even have extra account administration options in your Microsoft private, work or college accounts.

Getting started with multi-factor authentication

Multi factor authentication (MFA) or two factor authentication (2FA) provides a second layer of security. When logging in with multi-factor authentication, you’ll enter your password, after which you’ll be asked for an extra approach 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 one-time passwords (OTP codes) have a 30 second timer counting down. This timer is so you by no means have to use the same time-based one-time password (TOTP) twice and you don’t have to remember the quantity. The one-time password (OTP) doesn’t require you to be connected to a community, and it won’t drain your battery. You can add multiple accounts to your app, together with non-Microsoft accounts like Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox, Google, LinkedIn, GitHub, and extra.

Getting started with passwordless

Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account. Just enter your username, then approve the notification despatched to your phone. Your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN will present a second layer of security in this two-step verification process. After you’ve signed in with two issue authentication (2FA), you’ll have access to all of your Microsoft services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office, and more.

Getting began with autofill

Microsoft Authenticator app also can autofill passwords for you. Sign-in on the Passwords tab contained in the Authenticator app together with your personal Microsoft account to begin out syncing passwords, together with the passwords saved in Microsoft Edge. Make Microsoft Authenticator the default autofill provider and begin autofilling passwords on apps and sites you visit on your cellular. Your passwords are protected with multi-factor authentication within the app. You will need to prove your self together with your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN to entry and autofill passwords on your cellular. You can also import passwords from Google Chrome and different password managers.

Microsoft personal, work or college accounts

Sometimes your work or faculty may ask you to install the Microsoft Authenticator when accessing sure files, emails, or apps. You might need to register your system to your organization by way of the app and add your work or college account. Microsoft Authenticator also helps cert-based authentication by issuing a certificates in your gadget. This will let your organization know that the sign-in request is coming from a trusted device and allow you to seamlessly and securely access further Microsoft apps and companies without having to log into each. Because Microsoft Authenticator helps single sign-on, upon getting confirmed your identification once, you will not must log in once more to other Microsoft apps on your system.

Enroll in our beta program! Follow this hyperlink for an early preview of our latest updates: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.azure.authenticator

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