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 63.93 MB. The current version is 6.3.7 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

We've made some improvements to help you securely access additional apps and services without needing to sign in again.

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Microsoft Authenticator Reviews


Other Organizations?  myokeeh  4 star

Please let me use phone sign in for more than one organizations.


Bad Memory  Meweaa  5 star

Excellent tool for someone can’t remember passwords


How come this does support QR code setup?  mercutio  1 star

Why doesn’t this app support account setup via QR codes anymore? The removal of this is baffling.


It worked for a day  AF4090  1 star

It worked for like a day and now it doesn’t give me any notifications when I sign in.


Suggestion  SteelySpartan94  4 star

Rather than simply have a countdown spinner, it would be more visually clear to have the number fade. In the last 10 seconds (or so), you could gradually make the number more transparent, meaning its expiring. Just a thought on how to be more human-centered:)


Needs Apple Watch Support  Alapacho  4 star

Everything about MS Authenticator is great, especially the push notification options on MS/Windows accounts. However one thing I liked about Authy was it’s Apple Watch support. That’s the only thing preventing me from giving 5 stars.


Needs manual sync button  staunchnortheasterner  2 star

I need to be absolutely sure my backup is there for me when I need it! Many times, it wasn’t!


QR Scanner  SWAGNATIONS  4 star

Make sure you enable camera on your iPhone in phone settings if you want to be able to scan QRs!


👀  mendozavr  1 star

Absolute garbage.


Hi  sargentmonky  5 star

Good work app

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Not receiving any notification  Wah thunder  1 star

I set up the account according to guild line and it worked initially. After a while it stopped showing any notifications and pass-codes. Cannot access my work email outside work anymore. Really frustrated.


Excruciatingly painful to use  scootre  1 star

When you’re though with using this piece of garbage, turning it off on your account so it no longer asks you to use the Authenticator app is a whole new level of pain. At least it serves as a reminder why I moved to a Mac environment.


Hard At It  Icantbelieveigiveumoney  3 star

LOL Work L❤️ve n play


Terrible  Jade's_reviews  1 star

Do not download this app. As it increases your Microsoft license and get charges more!


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.


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!!!

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This app is a life saver!!  the loser of accounts  5 star

Being a young gamer makes it easy for me to forget my password or lose the paper I wrote it down on, it also made sure my accounts were safe and secure thank you!


Excellent Authenticator  Tinker683  5 star

I try and use this as my primary Authenticator app. It works beautifully and have had no issues with it. It also backs up to iCloud so it’s easy to restore too.


This app is great  MyExDumpedMeForATrashCan  5 star

So a few months ago I got my Xbox account hacked and I was really sad about it because I had lost a lot. Including my games ect. But then I found out the hacker stole my email and put it in this app because at the time I didn’t have this app. So that was a good lesson for me to use this app always and it’s absolutely fantastic because I have a lot of emails like work, school, and gaming of course but I feel like all my emails are super secure also I like the fact that when trying to log into another site with your email you have to get permission from the Authenticator app before you can do anything so if someone gets ahold of your email then they can’t log in at all.


All my authorization keys in one place  Groovy2121  5 star

Great app for this reason. It would be nice to have a dark mode/ theme for this app.


Amazing  SPARTAN-047  5 star

Quick and easy app to use for your account sign ins.

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