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Microsoft Authenticator Review Breakdowns

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Aug, 2021


Aug, 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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DO NOT USE!!!!!!!
requireddnickname on 2021-09-26
When I first started using this app it was fine. It would spit out 6 digit codes. At some point there was an update that changed it to 8 digit codes. I’ve tried every way I could find to get back to 6 digit codes and I have been unable to do so. The applications that I had MFA set up on were setup to use the 6 digit codes and will not accept 8. That means no sign in. My crypto mining account will not allow me to make transfers anymore. This has obviously caused a big aid an issue since I can’t sell my crypto. From what research I’ve found, if you have an Azure account or an Android it’s no big deal, but iOS users and anyone who doesn’t want to subscribe to an Azure account are screwed. Do not use this app!!! The google authenticator app has no problems and that’s what I’ve switched to since it actually works.
Absolute worst authenticator app
Avs0829 on 2021-09-26
This app is less functional than any other authenticator app I have ever used. This app is bugged and doesn’t work at all 95% of the time. You will open the app and it will say it is locked. You are then asked for either touch ID or passcode to unlock the app. After you attempt to unlock by providing touch ID or passcode, the app just closes. It doesn’t allow you to approve any login requests or access your codes. On top of that, this app has never worked with notifications. Any time you try to send a login request to this app it’s supposed to pop up a notification that allows you to quickly open the app and approve the login request. This has never worked.
Restore never works
Mocha-Iced on 2021-09-26
I’ve had to uninstall this app to re-setup my phone. When logging back in to recover my accounts the app would never actually let me login, instead it prompted me to change my password (in which I then did) and then created a new backup right then and there… even with my iCloud sync on and making sure my recovery account was correct from the last time I had an issue where I had to restore my accounts I’d thought it would save this time around and well it just did not. Now I have to email support to various websites and companies as I’m not able to get into my accounts…
Complete Trash
Claudesoph on 2021-09-26
Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves. I have 3 authenticator apps. They all have the same name, “Authenticator,” and basically the same icon. How am I supposed to tell them apart? Why not use the Microsoft logo somewhere in your app icon, geniuses? Also, I literally never get a notification sent to my authenticator app when Microsoft says they sent me a notification. The notification never goes through.
Can’t login
8v1c on 2021-09-26
I’ve downloaded the app before and had zero problems after resetting the password and now that I got a new phone I can’t login. Like how am I supposed to approve my login when I’m trying to login to the app?? There’s got to be a glitch or something because that doesn’t make sense. To approve my login I have to be login to the app which I’m trying to do but can’t.
I hate this thing
Muffin92656 on 2021-09-26
I can’t set up my account on my iPad because this stupid app keeps going in an endless circle of asking for passwords and then telling me to download the app (which I already have). It never gives me the chance to enter the Authenticator codes into outlook. And there is no-one to call for help, so I am stuck. I wish my company had never gone to microsoft 365.
Great tool, getting better
RaceH2O on 2021-09-26
Use it daily to secure my access to online services. Would really rate it 4.5 stars. One thing I now need is the ability to search. Categorizing would be nice too, but need search first as my list of services has grown significantly. Maybe let us change the icon used (especially since some services have none) so it is more recognizable.
Worthless on Apple Watch
Eramz on 2021-09-26
This app is worthless if you pair your iPhone with an Apple Watch. The issue has been known to Microsoft for a while since WatchOS 7/iOS 14 was released, but in all their laziness, have decided to do nothing about it. What can you expect from Microsoft!
6 digit code
Farahnaz on 2021-09-26
I have a iphone 11, recently changed the sim card after that the app stopped producing 6 digit codes I need for 2FA it only produces 8 digit Codes. I cannot access my account due to this. I tried enabling and disabling 2FA nothing happened!!!!
Very solid app
ajacks1234 on 2021-09-26
This app is very well put together and works exactly how you’d need and want ur Authenticator app too work! The only thing that could be improved to get a 5 out of 5 is fix the problem which is app would freeze for a split second and

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