Microsoft Authenticator

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Sign in is easy, convenient, and secure when you use Microsoft Authenticator. Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account. You simply have to 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'll have access to all your Microsoft products and services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office, and more.

Microsoft Authenticator also supports multi factor authentication for work, school, and non-Microsoft accounts. The app provides a second layer of security after your password. When logging in, 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 verification code generated by the app. 

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.

Microsoft Authenticator App Description & Overview

The applications Microsoft Authenticator was published in the category Productivity on 2015-05-30 and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. The file size is 59.78 MB. The current version is 6.2.8 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

We're always working on new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Make sure you stay updated with the latest version for the best authentication experience.

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Microsoft Authenticator Reviews

Trash App #1

Switching Phones  Trash App #1  1 star

This is the worst app to work with if you switch phones. There are several inquires into how to over ride it and it seems Microsoft doesn’t even know themselves.

Vack Off

Stoopid  Vack Off  1 star

I’m trying to enter a code for something and I go into the app and there is no place to put in a code! Waste of space


Great!  Vyobi  5 star

It’s for free and works perfectly! What more could you ask?


Amazing  subtoCjayDaGr8_YT  5 star

The best Authenticator out there way better than google and many many others I highly recommend it


Great MFA Tool  micchickenburger  5 star

Authenticator is the best MFA app I’ve used to date. It’s easy to use, supports device registration for enterprise accounts, and can backup tokens! The last item is very important for someone like me who has nearly thirty tokens. Microsoft token requests go straight to my Apple Watch, which is super handy as well. Don’t even have to pick up my phone. Feature requests: • Please add a quick search since having 30+ tokens can be a bit unwieldy • Please allow customization of token images to make it easier to find the service I’m looking for


Peace of Mind  Nexfilius  5 star

Had an email security breach that allowed someone to get access to my amazon account and credit card information. I caught it early enough to stop any issues, but this could’ve prevented it in the first place.


Amazing  diamondlover98  5 star

I recommend this


Terrible app  DB223abqdftre  1 star

This is the worst app. I pretty much have to have the app up on my screen when attempting to access our secure systems. If you miss the approval popup, you’re hosed. The Lastpass authenticator app is 100x better.


Authenticator  #Microsoftforlife  5 star

The app is really nice!


There is no barcode scanner 🤔  Vikya2001  3 star

Why there is no barcode scanner in app? This is forcing me to move to other Authenticator apps!!!


Breaks after every update to app or system  beger321  1 star

This is such a pain to use. Works really well but then after every OS X or app upgrade get repeated you have changed Face ID message please reenable. Nothing ever works to reenable (can usually reset for other apps). Only solution is to delete and reinstall. Please get it sorted apple and Microsoft


Poor user experience  takeya19  1 star

I haven’t logged into my Microsoft accounts in a long time on my computer - and when I do, it asks me to authenticate using the authenticator app. Download and install the authenticator app - authenticator app asks me to authenticate using the authenticator app... It’s been the same for months and I see no revisions or any real improvements for this two-step authentication issue. Uninstalled immediately. A small note: MS security may be good at the enterprise level, but the UX is no longer the standard and is becoming ancient at this rate.


Impossible to work with  AB OWL  2 star

Tried to sign in. Kept presenting a code but gave NO clue what to do with it. Total waste of time.


Ugh  Dogstar69  1 star

Why why why?


Awesome!  @1ouis  4 star

Please add a widget option to avoid opening the app every time.

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Fluid at its Best, Sometimes Not Working  Verified Star Reviewer  3 star

This app is is a seamless way to authenticate your logins most of the time. I use this for a personal account, and for a corporate account which is also linked to Azure. The latest update seems to be causing users to need to re-authenticate multiple times, after three attempts it is usually quicker to select an alternative authentication method such as receive a phone call. More often than not it is the corporate/ business account which has issues with authentication, however, the personal account still has intermittent issues too. Looking forward to an update, so this app and signing in will return to a fluid process.


Almost there!  johnfromaccounts  4 star

App works great and interacts really well with the Apple Watch. However with multi factor becoming commonplace, I wish there was some way to sort or organise entries, as it’s not a great experience to have to scroll past some more least used tokens simply because you added them earlier than other recently added entries.


Useless time wasting app  Jamesbiond  1 star

I’m just fed up waiting for this stupid app to respond so that I can access my work email!


What just happened?  WhySukeSoSlow  1 star

Okay like a lot of people I work in IT and that is the strangest experience. Scan a QR code for what purpose? Count down timer comes up with a number. What does that mean? What do I do with it? Oh I now get another number that pops up. Plug this into the web page and it appears happy. Umm why now just send my mobile a secure code via text? Isn't that just as secure and more intuitive? What does this app actually do?

Hudson Love

App producing invalid codes  Hudson Love  2 star

Hello, My app will not correctly producing a valid code to secure my Epic Games account. You should put more effort into containing this issue because I’ve seen many people have the same problem. I’m only 14 and I might lose hundreds of dollars if this issue is not investigated.

Farshad Bandari

Slow  Farshad Bandari  1 star

in iphone 7 & 7 plus in app start show black screen


Great App, but Bring back the QR Scanner  agarcia967  4 star

This is a great app I use all the time. I love the simplicity of it, and it’s incredibly useful however... BRING BACK THE QR SCANNER! It’s such a pain to have to type in the code every time I want to add a new Two-factor account!


¡Me amó!  Jjmcballer  5 star



Awesome -  blackfincloud  5 star

Works across a LOT of platforms easily

Alex Varela V

Awesome app  Alex Varela V  5 star

Greta app I love that you can backup your account on iCloud unlike google Authenticator


works great  jwingstrom  5 star

Simple and painless as possible to use, esp. w/ ability to confirm auth requests within the iOS notification.


Great central experience  SeattleJj  5 star

Nice having Face ID and all my various Microsoft accounts including O365 from my work and also a non-profit I work with.


Needs FaceID support  Oblivion2500  5 star

Best Authenticator app but needs FaceID to reach its full potential on the iPhone X or newer.


I can’t use it  DIZNEYFAN12345678910  1 star

It won’t let me sign in so can u fix that


Forcing to use MA is violation, “ROWDYSHEETER MS”  DilluDills  1 star

Why the security not within office365? Separate app for authication is LOUSY design. Forcing to use MA is violation, “ROWDYSHEETER MS”.










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