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 58.51 MB. The current version is 6.1.11 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


Favorite authenticator app  BasedInTexas  5 star

Everything is perfect about this app. Backup is my favorite feature; I can delete the app, get a new phone and I won’t lose my 2FA accounts! It’s amazing! The only 2 improvements I would like are speed (scrolling is very jittery) and copying the code when the code isn’t visible (just tap the account to copy the code and just show a 2 second prompt that the code was copied).


Easy to use  wisc75  5 star

Easy to use. Wish they’d develop an app for Windows 10.


Don’t understand this app  Boymom#5  1 star

I thought this app was to monitor my Microsoft accounts (including my kids) but that doesn’t seem to be the case. The only options are to add accounts (which I did), setting, and help. When you click on the account, it gives you the option to get a code. Not sure what this is for but Microsoft apparently doesn’t have an app for what I’m looking for. This app seems to be pointless.


Auth in Lock Screen  Leone145  4 star

I’ve noticed you can auth to services through a locked Apple device. Seems to be a minor security flaw.


Did not  sylerm  1 star

I used this app with Microsoft and the codes they gave me didn’t work and they locked me out of my computer for having too many failed attempts. Deleted the app.


Authenticator Lost My Backup  dillongilmore  1 star

DO NOT USE!! I trusted that Microsoft’s backup feature actually worked. I had to do a hardware reset on my phone and Microsoft doesn’t let you export the totp values. The only thing you can do is backup to iCloud. I was extremely diligent when doing this and followed all of the instructions precisely. After doing the hardware reset the first thing I did was Begin Recovery which just said that I don’t have any backups in my iCloud.... I’m now locked out of my most important accounts. I would encourage people to look into other alternatives that give them more control over their own secrets like Bitwarden or even LastPass and avoid using this app.

clint & Rudy

Absolutely junk  clint & Rudy  1 star

It doesn’t give u a qr to scan and I’ve put the code in 4 times and doesn’t work


this app  rommelaxo  5 star

ammaaaziing helped me recover my password oh it is wonder ful if tou are like me that never remembers your passwords then you should have this app WOONDDDEERRFULLL


Codes don’t work  User11554  2 star

I’d be nice if the codes worked so I can get what I need done, done but otherwise I guess it works fine.


Codes refreshes to quickly  Softball_03  2 star

I am a huge fan of xbox and gaming, but being told that i need to create a new password when I have my current password for what feels like forever. Also i turned two-step verification thinking that is a way around having to not create a new password for my account. No when I try to let my friend log on to my account so he can help with a game that I don’t have a whole lot of time to play as much as i would like


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.


XERO 2SA  reddulf  5 star

Xero now mandating 2SA - installed this app, never used Authenticator apps before - everything worked first time...easy


master password?  pscheele22  5 star

app works fine, i don't know what everyone else is talking about. however i do wish that there would be some sort of a master password. something other than just tapping on the app and seeing a bunch of 2FA codes.

not so great?

Weirdest experience on a Microsoft program  not so great?  2 star

I have to link my Uni Microsoft account but instead you’ve said to link personal or work/Uni account and I chose to use the work:Uni seeing its a Uni address assigned by my school. I can’t use the documents without my email access and I firstly can’t even open my email and your codes are providing access somehow to the back end of the Azure program I don’t know where it’s gone- I’ve received spam emails and people making personal observations not to expose my stuff to the unmonitored area of Azure SharePoint at the Uni? How am I suddenly instead of accessing outlook on a Uni compatible Microsoft address do you figure to connect me and take me inside the Azure end of the site? What do I do? Your support says call my admin of the Uni. What do you suggest other than that one thing- it’s not their fault they’ve got no idea- sort it out please?


Let me go!  MaureenNash  1 star

I left Microsoft, but the app keeps trying to force-install at least 4-5 times a day. My alias should be inactive now, and I removed the account before uninstalling. I just want it to stop! 😡


Watch app completely unstable  Vine301  1 star

I can’t get the watch app to work. Either tells me it cannot communicate with my phone or it says that the account is not on my watch. Reinstalling and restarting doesn't work either. This needs a lot more work.


Crap  buron9612  1 star

App is crap


Apple Watch support useless  Buyphone  1 star

Did they even test it? Timed out twice while setting up. After it worked on the third time, it does absolutely nothing. All the notifications go to the phone, like the watch doesn’t exist. Typical Microsoft. A bare minimum solution with zero real QA.


Doesn’t Work  vegastune  1 star

The codes it provides do not work. I am locked out of my email.


Please authenticate > enter code > FAIL  abedzaza  1 star

It makes you question your own highly cherished IQ. Worthless apps of this sort needs to be phased out.


Can’t log in  Mayerrocks  1 star

It’s that simple. Trying to login to group me. Nothing.


Lacking Face ID to unlock the app  ap.xh  4 star

Lacking Face ID to unlock the app.


Breaks OneDrive login  thegreatestajax  1 star

Having this app installed along side OneDrive prevents OneDrive from having persistent log in, stopping camera upload and removing OneDrive from the Files app.


Cannot authenticate if not on WiFi.  Uuxxaa  3 star

If I am in LTE authentication fails and says I am not online. When I connect to WiFi then it allows me to authenticate.










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