What is Microsoft Authenticator? Description of Microsoft Authenticator 2806 chars
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.
- Microsoft Authenticator App User Reviews
- Microsoft Authenticator Pros
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- Is Microsoft Authenticator legit?
- Should I download Microsoft Authenticator?
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Microsoft Authenticator App User Reviews
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Microsoft Authenticator Pros
✓ Microsoft Authenticator, really good! But improvements can still be made!Hands down the best Authenticator IMO. I started using this Authenticator due to work security requirements and ended up integrating all my personal day to day websites to this Authenticator to add to security in my personal life. I love how it uses Face scan unlock on iPhone. If I could add one feature, it would be the ability to Search. This would be really useful as opposed to scrolling through the list of now 20 or so accounts I have added..Version: 6.5.53
✓ Love itLove the authentication but however, it would be a great idea to have the code generator locked until account is accessed as this makes it harder for hackers who have pilfered the device it is on to create tunnels into the network. While I am no expert on this I have found I have had to still access to an ipv4 connection that possibly routed through the authenticator. Also make backup id mandatory as many companies don’t know what to do to resolve an issue when it is a phone hack as it was in my case and it’s taken 3 weeks to resolve. Problem is not you but them they need to have better knowledge of your authenticator to work enough to praise it..Version: 6.4.22✓ Microsoft Authenticator Positive Reviews
Microsoft Authenticator Cons
✗ Steals All My InformationStares i have an unlicensed product when this has been paid for nor did i get any renewals i am unable to write and you make me sign in multiple times when im already signed in. Sells my information. Has zero respect for me allows hospital to use my email multiple times as i get after visit summaries all hours of the night to same email when i had no visits. When i write in my hospital portal it saves all my drafts and puts my signature in as if they are synced. Allowed my old hotmail address to be hacked and when i shut it down it allowed it to be reopened using my name and stolen phone number connecting it to my name at another address with a back up email of a chinese email carrier. I had an Asian keyboard someone remotely put on my device. Also made a faje profile of me. Allows my parents emails to be hacked & has allowed my writing to be stolen and given to other people..Version: 6.7.11
✗ Recent update broke everythingI went to use Authenticator today and it now displays the splash screen, authenticates via Face ID and then closes. Push requests are being received but as soon as I try to approve them the same thing happens. There also appears to be no other way to contact you besides leaving a bad review, even the office and Azure support team don’t know how to contact you. Please help, I have MFA set up for about a dozen customers and I can’t support them..Version: 6.7.5✗ Microsoft Authenticator Negative Reviews
Is Microsoft Authenticator legit?
✅ Yes. Microsoft Authenticator is 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 306,152 Microsoft Authenticator user reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, AppSupports Legitimacy Score for Microsoft Authenticator is 86.5/100.
Is Microsoft Authenticator safe?
✅ Yes. Microsoft Authenticator is quiet safe to use. This is based on our NLP analysis of over 306,152 user reviews sourced from the IOS appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5. AppSupports Safety Score for Microsoft Authenticator is 91.0/100.
Should I download Microsoft Authenticator?
✅ There have been no security reports that makes Microsoft Authenticator a dangerous app to use on your smartphone right now.
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Product details of Microsoft Authenticator
- App Name:
- Microsoft Authenticator
- App Version:
- Microsoft Corporation
- Legitimacy Score:
- Safety Score:
- Content Rating:
- 4+ Contains no objectionable material!
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- App Size:
- 187.73 MB
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- Relase Date:
- 30 May 2015, Saturday
- Last Update:
- 30 October 2023, Monday - 19:24
- IOS 15.0 or later
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