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May, 2022


May, 2022



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.

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Endless loop of being locked out
Jaybird307 on 2022-06-29
I had to download this app for work, and it worked fine at first, but I noticed that there was suddenly 3 icons for the app on my phone. In my attempt to clean that up, it deleted the app all together. I reinstalled and now it won’t let me log into anything. Upon opening the app, the only option I have is to add an account. However, when trying to add my work account on MS Authenticator app, these are the steps I go thru: 1 – Clicked on ‘Add work account’ 2 - Of the 2 options (Scan QR code or Sign in) - I chose Sign in 3 - Typed my email when prompted 4 - Typed my password 5 - Got a screen saying 'Approve sign in request' which tells me to open my MS Authenticator App to approve it. Well, I am already on the Authenticator app. So, there is nowhere to go from here. There is an option: 'I can't use my MS Authenticator app right now’ 6 - When clicking on this option, there are 2 alternatives: A. Approve a request on my MS Authenticator app – I am already here, and I can't use it… B. Use a verification code from my mobile app - This the same thing as the previous option. It asks for a code from the same MS Authenticator I’ve tried going to my security section on my Microsoft sign in page, but it kicks me to the same “approve sign in request” page.
Horrible Authenticator for iOS users
Jess-123454321 on 2022-06-29
Google Authenticator works flawlessly, every time. So 2F Authentication can be done well for iOS. Microsoft just had a very poor execution of it. I was suddenly booted from my email (outlook365 from my web browser) as of yesterday. I’m told to accept the request pushed to Microsoft Authenticator. No request is there. I use alternate methods (all of them) and no matter what, I’m still routed to again accept a push notification that I'm not receiving. I tried looking in iOS settings and everything looks fine - push notifications are enabled, etc. I tried deleting and reinstalling the app, no luck. There are NO guidelines online. Several people have written on Microsoft forum with this problem and no technician has answered. I, of course, cannot write on the forum because I cannot log into my account. This is just a terrible app because it provides absolutely no troubleshooting help at all.
Oh boy, how many times…
Rizzib1729 on 2022-06-29
It works, but don’t u be a second late to approve sign in. If u do not get to it immediately, it keeps asking to approve, so I approve sign in, but it doesnt work. I literally have to deny 4 requests to sign in to a vpn my work uses unless I get it immediately. Also, I stopped receiving notifications, so when I have to authenticate 3 times in the morning, I now have to open the app first and wait. That started happening two days ago. Notifications are turned on, and yes, my phone is on too. ;)
Does not work on IOS with Outlook app.
Potoryu on 2022-06-29
When you trying to authenticate your account with the Outlook app, instead of asking for the 6 digit code it’ll open the Authenticator app and try to login to your email on that app. Which as a result will then ask you for a 6 digit code. Since the app that is asking for the code is the Authenticator app, you will be unable to open another instance of the app to get the 6 digit code needed to authenticate the login on the Authenticator app.
Hantzar on 2022-06-29
Esta app me bloqueó mi entrada a mi Facebook y desde ese entonces no puedo ingresar. Cada vez que quiero entrar a mi cuenta me pide un código autenticador QUÉ NO SE CÓMO GENERARLO Y LAS AYUDAS PARA OBTENERLO SON NULAS. No sé cómo agregar mi cuenta de Facebook a este autenticador! Las ayudas que dan y las opciones para hacerlo SON PÉSIMAS! Ojalá me entiendan y me ayuden. ESTOY MUY FASTIDIADO CON ESTO!!!
Good with minor issues
Bruck Danger on 2022-06-29
This app is amazing when it comes to using the verifications provided but an issue comes when an app(in my case TEAMS) auto redirects you to the Authenticator app for authentication. And it loads this inside of the Microsoft application saying to open the authentication app although it is already open. Asides from this issue the app works well.
Fincrew5 on 2022-06-29
Worked good until I got a new phone and data transferred... lost all my account information and now I've lost my snapchat account permanently with memories lost for good. No worse feeling than that from an app I though I could trust. Now I will never get some of my memories and pictures back. Truly disappointing. Never will use this app again.
bigodiesel on 2022-06-29
Doesn't work with 2 accounts. My school and work both require the app and I keep having to delete the app and create 1 new profile to get the Authenticator notification to pop up instead of being able to properly toggle accounts. You would think a big company like Microsoft could fix a simple issue like this.
SF Food Order on 2022-06-29
I had to learn the hard way when I got a new phone today. I had made sure my phone, iCloud and device was backed up prior to making the switch. Turns out MS Authenticator was disabled by default within the application, something I never considered to check or know. I hope this helps someone out there!
Need better password managing
Graaves on 2022-06-29
I really want to be an all inclusive app for passwords as well. Please have name field as well as folders in password sections . I have to manage over 100 different passwords and being able to group them by name or folders like bitwarden is much easier. Other wise this app would be perfect

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