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Dec, 2021


Dec, 2021



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.

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Love the App! But could use some improvements
ryanack24 on 2022-01-21
Overall, I love the app. It does its job and I can't argue with its functionality. However, I give it a four star because I do have a few concerns and complaints I'd like to see implemented. Its the simple aesthetics of the design of the authenticator. I would love to see folder/group settings implemented where you can group codes together under a drop down menu, instead of just having a whole spew of a list of random codes you have to scroll through. Something similar to the functionality of 2FAS Auth. Another thing I'd love to see would be Icons used instead of a boring, plain grey, busthead (maybe use the MS MFA logo?) When a logo isn't supported. Which I would like to also see more support on is icon support from various different services. I find only few companies like FB, Gitbub, and a few others are on the app. Again, I think my biggest complaint is to make it look more sexy of a design and UX. It's kind of boring at the moment. But overall, great app!
Authentication Loop
aanne9 on 2022-01-21
There is a major flaw with Microsoft and it’s apps when it comes to authentication. I was logged out of all of my Microsoft work accounts (outlook, teams, calendar), and in order to log back in I need to use 2 factor authentication. However, because I recently got a new phone, I had to also log into my authentication app on my new phone. To do this, the app asks for a verification code, EVEN THOUGH THAT IS WHAT I AM TRYING TO LOG IN TO. So, now I am stuck in a loop where every sign in asks for a verification code, yet I am unable to obtain one because my authenticator app also will not work.
Great App, but... (bug)
absant on 2022-01-21
Update: Updating my rating back to 4 star. Ok, the option to hide the input form now has a 5 second delay to allow me to see the number. This works out, but a second or two delay before the form pops up in this particular scenario would have been ideal. The app is great and does what it exactly what it is suppose to do. However, there is a bug in which our company login policy requires a number to be typed in. When the number shows up, it gets immediately blocked by the input screen, with barely a glimpse or no time to see what the number was. I'll update the review once this bug is fixed.
Cookie19972002 on 2022-01-21
This is genuinely the worst app I’ve ever used. I can’t access any of my school data because I can’t figure out how to work it. Microsoft is the most unintuitive platform I’ve ever used. I can’t set up the app because I can’t log into my school account and I can’t log into my school account because I can’t use the app. I’m in tears of frustration. There is a feature where you can bypass using the app by verifying through a call, but it doesn’t always work and there’s a limit to the amount of calls you can request.
MexicanNeymar on 2022-01-21
I had the authenticator app and its always worked decently. When i switched phones the transfer was smooth and everything was working. Then all of a sudden after i sold my old phone, ALL MY PASSWORDS AND ONE TIME CODES WERE LOST. Still trying to access my accounts after almost 2 months and microsoft does nothing to help me. Don't download this app. All it takes is one bug, and youre ****ed. theres multiple reports of other dealing with the same issue and microsoft doesnt do anything about it.
Unnecessary, glitchy, and dumb app
**mm** :-) on 2022-01-21
This is the most useless app I’m unfortunate enough to have on my phone. When trying to sign into the app for the first time, it requires you authenticate it through the app … that you’re trying to sign into for the first time. Not only is that frustrating enough but there’s no way to get around it and I’m completely locked out. Plus when you can actually use the app (if you’re lucky) it locks every 2 seconds. Big f u Microsoft im literally just trying to get my taxes from my college.
Annoying Authenticator
RhymeWriter12 on 2022-01-21
The new Microsoft authentication is super annoying. Instead of just approving entry, I now have to type the number shown, but the number moves so fast and behind the entry screen so I have to tap hide to see the number. It then makes me wait 5 whole seconds before the number entry reappears. They should make the number slide on screen slower or shorten the hide feature to 1-2 seconds. Stop making stupid changes!
Stuck in an infinite loop
JimmY CCorn on 2022-01-21
I need to sign into my Microsoft account but in order to do that I need to approve the sign in on this app, we’ll in order to approve the sign in on the app I need to be signed into my account on the app & in order to sign into my account on the app I need to approve the sign in on the app. So basically I’m stuck in an infinite loop & honestly this app is stupid for allowing the loop to exist.
Too much
PANDAS-123 on 2022-01-21
This feels like the growing trend where in the name of security it’s so hard to get into my own accounts that I can barely access them. You need normal login information. Then this special app that sends you a notification to confirm it’s you AND then it needs your phone number to send ANOTHER clarification code. Feels like I’m running in circles just to check my email
Extremely buggy, can never clock in on time!
Coolout on 2022-01-21
I can’t believe this is what my company uses. It takes FOREVER and sometimes doesn’t work at all. Instead of saying there’s an update, it just won’t let me log in so I have to be late. If you use this, start 10-15 minutes early so you can be on time because it has never ONCE worked right the first time and I’ve been using it almost a year now!

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