By Microsoft Corporation
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The Microsoft Authenticator lets you quickly and securely verify your identity online, for all your accounts. A variety of features are available depending on the type of accounts.
Two-step verification helps protect your account by providing an extra layer of security beyond simply your password. Here’s how it works – add your account – either from Microsoft, or any other account that has two-step verification. When signing in, 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 verification code generated by the app.
Use your phone instead of your password for personal Microsoft accounts! After enrolling your account through the app, you can sign in to your account with only your phone. Just approve the notification sent to the Microsoft Authenticator after entering your username, and provide your passcode or TouchID.
Did your work or school organization ask you to install the Microsoft Authenticator when logging in to a Microsoft app or service? The account you created at that time helps you seamlessly and securely access many additional apps and services on this device without needing to log in to each. If you need to set up two-step verification for the same account, you will still need to “add a new account” from this app, and follow instructions provided by your IT Department.
What's New in Version 5.0.6
Sign in with your phone instead of typing your password! We are rolling out a new, fast, and secure way to sign in to your personal Microsoft account across the web and apps. To take advantage of this new functionality, either add your new personal account, or if the account is already in the app, choose to “Enable phone sign-in” from the account dropdown menu. Have questions? Check out the FAQ, linked from the Help & Feedback menu.
Cannot see new features
Hey team, I can't see the new "enable phone signin" option for all of my accounts. I could see it for one account that I did. For others, I cannot see them. Could it be that these accounts were present before the new way to add a Microsoft account was implemented via sign in as against the old scan QR code method.
The send feedback option in your app does not support Outlook mail app, needs Apple mail app which I do not use.
Could be much better
I have 2 microsoft email accounts. One is the recovery account for the other, but when I use the authenticator on that account, it says too many attempts have been made. That's after one attempt. I'm not a microsoft person any longer, so, seems to be a good time to start moving away altogether.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 30, 2017
- Version: 5.0.6
- Size: 25.7 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.