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) or two factor authentication (2FA) provides a second layer of security. When logging in with multi-factor authentication, you’ll enter your password, and then 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 one-time passwords (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 one-time password (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 files, emails, or apps. You will need to register your device to your organization through the app and add your work or school account. Microsoft Authenticator also 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. Because Microsoft Authenticator supports single sign-on, once you have proven your identity once, you will not need to log in again to other Microsoft apps on your device.
It works: If you are able to get a QR code. If you must enter a QR address code manually, now that's a huge road block. Specially when you'd need two phones (or a desktop computer) to scan it. Not very user friendly. Please allow for QR codes just in case.
Really bad experience
So I make Tiktoks, and I need a 6 digit code from this app to access my money on TikTok. For some reason, the app is only giving me an 8 digit code, when it used to be 6. I have no idea how to fix this and I’ve tried almost everything in the app.
I had a good experience before, but due to Microsoft Digital requirements (MSIT) they deleted the app. It took all my personal auth with it. Horrible. My previous review feels like a lie: Nice having Face ID and all my various Microsoft accounts including O365 from my work and also a non-profit I work with.
Just at others have said, did all the backups and made sure that included this app and still I’m completely locked out of it, and subsequently other important systems, because of it. This has become a completely useless app, and moreover a pain in my a** to regain entry into my emails and payroll.
I just want my password changed. I don’t want to run an obstacle course.
The app asks for rating very early, no wonder it’s highly rated. But it’s very limited. I cannot reorder entries. I cannot edit the second line of the entry description. PayPal and LinkedIn entries conflict when I import them from andOTP using QR codes. Both are tied to my email and override each other. It’s a decent app for a handful of entries, but once you start using 2FA everywhere, it becomes inadequate.
Does not work when you have it on an old device and now have a new device.
I hate this app!!
Too many loops to have to jump through for sign in. It’s overly complicated and basically does what most people would call 2 factor authentication. It’s basically exactly what our phones do but it takes too many extra steps and isn’t even that good.