Microsoft Authenticator App Reviews

Microsoft Authenticator [Productivity] App Description & Overview

What is microsoft authenticator app? 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.

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Microsoft Authenticator Version 6.5.9807 June 2022

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..

Microsoft Authenticator Version 6.5.9413 April 2022

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..

Microsoft Authenticator Version 6.5.8814 February 2022

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Microsoft Authenticator Comments & Reviews 2022

- Best authentication app I’ve used by far

This authentication app provides multitudes of features that allow users to authenticate in many different ways and allows for more than just two steps in verifying your identity—providing for an even more secure experience, if that’s what you’re looking for. I previously used Google Authenticator for most of my accounts and ended up losing a couple accounts over that. This app pulled the rug from under Google’s alternative and forced them to update their app after two years to make it actually usable for their consumers. Even after the updates, this app reigns supreme with the great abundance of security features it provides to users. Although the smoothness in transitions and smooth feel of the app overall be better, the UI is modern and I applaud Microsoft for that. I’d also like to applaud them for pushing the application heavily on their website. Even more people deserve to know about it and I believe it should be also pushed in advertisements. All in all, this is as close to perfection any authentication app has ever gotten and by far.

- This is not 2 Step verification.

Updated: after doing a little more research and trying different things I realized that passwordless logins only happen on my devices. I logged in 5 different devices that were mine and I didn’t have to put a password only a pop up of approval on my other devices which scared me cause it’s one step verification. but I guess it’s cause it recognized my device. But if you grab another device that’s not yours it will ask for a password. I think this is the way it works. Not 100% sure. I think this is a great idea to make it more seamlessly for the user. But it would be pretty great if we can choose to either have that option on or off. Changing my rating to 5 stars. Great work guys.

- Love the App! But could use some improvements

Overall, I love the app. It does its job and I can't argue with its functionality. However, I give it a four star because I do have a few concerns and complaints I'd like to see implemented. Its the simple aesthetics of the design of the authenticator. I would love to see folder/group settings implemented where you can group codes together under a drop down menu, instead of just having a whole spew of a list of random codes you have to scroll through. Something similar to the functionality of 2FAS Auth. Another thing I'd love to see would be Icons used instead of a boring, plain grey, busthead (maybe use the MS MFA logo?) When a logo isn't supported. Which I would like to also see more support on is icon support from various different services. I find only few companies like FB, Gitbub, and a few others are on the app. Again, I think my biggest complaint is to make it look more sexy of a design and UX. It's kind of boring at the moment. But overall, great app!

- Permalocked Account?

I’ve been using this successfully for several months after my company required it. A few weeks ago, on a Saturday, I received an authentification alert on my phone. I wasn’t working and wasn’t trying to log in so I thought, “oh no! Is someone trying to hack my account!? I’m glad I have this handy app that will let me deny the request and block them! Ha take that hacker!” The next time I tried to check email in Outlook, Authenticator immediately said that I denied the request, even though it never gave me the option. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling this app and Outlook, called my company help desk, tried the Microsoft Support option, so far, no one has been able to fix it. So, from my experience, if you block unauthorized access to your account, which is the sole purpose of this app, your account will be permalocked and will be very difficult or (so far for me) impossible to unlock. I can still access my work account through my laptop, I’m just locked out of the Authenticator app and thus Outlook, on my phone.

- Our preferred MFA application

Microsoft Authenticator is our suggestion for all of our MSP clients when we need to suggest a MFA application to use. The only recommendation I have would be to include the ability to create groups of accounts that could be toggled to display or not; for example I rarely have to see my personal accounts for Facebook or eBay, so being able to group them as “Personal” and not have to scroll past them to find others, but expand on them as needed, would be a huge selling point. And, yes, I understand being able to organize them, but with well over 100 accounts in the app, I’m seemingly scrolling for for just about all of them except for the primary/top 5.

- Complete and utter garbage

Microsoft Authenticator is by far the most frustrating part of getting a new phone. The piece of trash can't figure out settings (e.g. iCloud) have changed without hard killing the process and reopening it. It also doesn't actually sync over if you get a new phone. Awesome, now I need to get multiple accounts reset after wasting an hour fighting it to try and sync right and logging in literally like 5 times to just make it able to "sync" (the same thing happens with Visual Studio, Outlook, Azure, basically all of their garbage continuously). At least it told me what accounts I have; that's super useful, to know the accounts and be unable to do anything with them. Can't get hacked if I can't get in, checkmate hackers. I didn't expect much from Microsoft since I have to work with and support their products (and seeing as Windows 11's big selling point is ripping off the macOS 10.3 dock), but I'm still disappointed.

- Wonderful app, but two things could be improved

Let me start by saying this app works perfectly, the interface is nice, and it is responsive to sign-in requests. I really like the ability to lock the app with Touch ID, but I would like it even better if the iPhone passcode couldn’t be used to unlock after a failed Touch ID attempt. Also, I would really like the ability to disable password sign-in to my Microsoft account on new devices after setting up Authenticator. One last request, that has no impact on function whatsoever, but every other Microsoft app has a nice unified style to the app icons, so Microsoft, can we have a new icon? Please?

- 6.4.1+ Interface Bloat

This app was great until 6.4.1 at which time they decided to hide the main feature (the login keys) behind each respective account. So now instead of quickly opening the app ti grab your key you need to drill into each account. For those people that access multiple keys each time this becomes needlessly cumbersome. This feels like change for the sake of change without any forethought into how this will impact user workflow. In other words, it feels like a team of developers trying to justify their existence by running out of things to do. Come on Microsoft, seriously? When something just works why can’t you just leave well enough alone? I get that you wanted to add all the other functionality and it is useful in certain scenarios, but at least give users the option of what screen the app opens up to so we can have the old view where we see all account keys in one view.

- Great on iPhone Watch app is a bust

Authenticator works very well on iPhone. It has been solid and reliable where i use it on a number of accounts. 5 stars. I was excited to hear a Apple Watch version came out. That is a complete bust, not working at all. Zero stars. The Watch app does nothing but declare that an account can be set up. Fiddling with it for a half hour gave the proclamation ‘setup successful’. Still not producing codes like it should I discovered to my dismay that the iPhone version crashed and had to be removed and reinstalled. Suggestion: take the Watch app off the store until it is properly documented and can be made to work. 5 stars for iPhone app, 0 for watch gives an average of 2.5 or 3.

- Great App, but... (bug)

Update: Updating my rating back to 4 star. Ok, the option to hide the input form now has a 5 second delay to allow me to see the number. This works out, but a second or two delay before the form pops up in this particular scenario would have been ideal. The app is great and does what it exactly what it is suppose to do. However, there is a bug in which our company login policy requires a number to be typed in. When the number shows up, it gets immediately blocked by the input screen, with barely a glimpse or no time to see what the number was. I'll update the review once this bug is fixed.

- This app is great

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.

- Recent app update…

I haven’t been able to use the app successfully after the last update. Repro: add new page to OneNote and add details. Click on yellow banner “Working offline. Sign in to sync notes.” Click “Send notification” It sends a notification, Swipe down on banner alert, select “Approve.” View the message with the the Auth app with number to approve. Select the number to approve and see Facial recognition appear to log into the app. While I sometimes see “Approved” in the top banner, going back to OneNote it’s like it never happened and it keeps asking to send a notification. After numerous tries see error message: “We can’t connect to the server for some reason. Try checking your connection to see if the server is available.”

- Watch app is not up to park with Phone app

I don't believe I've ever been able to get the Authenticator app to work properly with push notifications on the Apple Watch. I get the notification on the Watch just fine. I approve it, select the correct number shown on the screen, then it thinks for a second and says "Something went wrong." I pull out my phone and perform the same steps and it works great, Face ID and all that goodness on the phone. This issue has persisted two different phones, multiple app updates, and different IOS builds. Not sure if MS will ever fix it but I'll hold out hope for them to fix the otherwise great service.

- Authenticator app deleted and backup didnt work

The app just suddenly disappeared from my phone one day and when trying to recover my accounts, all my backup was lost! The only thing i can think of the reason why this happened was I had installed company profile and other company shenanigans on my phone. Since i wasnt accessing company apps anymore, i deleted all of them. I didnt give any permission for this app to be deleted. What’s worse is I backed up my accounr but somehow i didnt get anything recovered! It even shows the correct latest backup date and time. So i dont understand???? Bad enough the UI/UX just looks so clunky and confusing, esp when backing up…. I had been so happy to use this but now this is a headache. I cant even trust this app wont ghost me one day or backup my authenticator accounts. :/

- NEED DEVELOPER RESPONSE - Locked of all accounts

After upgrading to a new iPhone today, I restored everything from a backup earlier in the day. After installing everything I begin to login to several different accounts like discord, Twitter etc. I didn’t get very far until I got the request to confirm my identity via my Authenticator app. I opened my app to find NOTHING. All of my accounts were gone. I click “begin backup” and get the message that I don’t have a backup on my iCloud account, the same one I had been using for years. I’m completely at a loss. I’ve been frantically trying to contact support from Azure to Microsoft and haven’t found anyone who can or would be willing to help me. I have no idea what to do - this is an atrocious, horrific flaw with this app and I would never have downloaded it if I knew this could possibly happen. I desperately need someone to reach out to me to help correct this issue.

- Was great on Watch but not now

Been using this app for a long time. Works superbly. Recently gave error message that something had changed on the phone and permission needed to given again but after resetting by signing in with password it now seems to work well again on the phone. Unfortunately when I try to sign in it sends approval to both the app and phone as in the past but only seems to work on the phone. When I try to approve on the watch now it just gives an “Something Happened...” error. Not sure if this fixable by a Microsoft software update or things just need to be reset due to poor communication between the phone and watch.

- iPhone app works; watch, not anymore

This app used to be great. Somebody recently got the idea to add some additional “security theatre” to it, and now it’s a mess. Used to be you’d get a notice on your phone and after FaceID, you could just approve from the Home Screen. Now, you have to swipe and click your way through into the app to approve. Same used to be true on the watch. Used to be able to approve with the tap of my watch; no more. Now it displays no account information from the phone, and basically just announces the approval, which you have to approve in the phone app. As an added bonus, if you dismiss the approval on your watch, the announcement on your phone goes away too. So, the app functions, but usability is gone.

- Not very friendly with iOS 14 and other apps it’s linked to

Had to do my monthly password update/login protocol. Outlook states to enter password, click that and Authenticator opens up. Clicking continue does nothing except takes you to a blank screen with get codes on the top right. The only thin to do is to click that. It ask for your fingerprint and crashes right after. Reporting the issues says to contact my works IT because this couldn’t be their fault at all. Checked to see when their last update was and it was four weeks ago

- Locked App

The app has been great and convenient; as long as there’s access to the internet, it works. But today when I try to use it, it is locked. It requires Touch ID to unlock the app (or enter the passcode but there isn’t an option popped up for that), while my Touch ID is currently broken. So I can’t verify my email from now on until the problem is fixed. I deleted the app and reinstalled it, which allowed me to enter it without requiring Touch ID. I went settings and wanted to turn off the requiring-Touch-ID feature, yet it wouldn’t let me do it because turning it off also requires Touch ID. I try to seek support but it seems difficult to find where I can report my problem, so I write it in the review. Please fix the bug to enable people to enter passcode. Only allowing Touch ID is highly inconvenient.

- Disorganized and faulty

Once I made decisions on notifications, two-step authenticator settings, and account information, there was no way to change any of it. Now I can’t receive any codes, and there is no support line for me to reach out to other than a bunch of FAQ pages that lead me nowhere. The app also denies that my account exists, even though it’s been registered on the app for over a month. The settings are minimal in their adaptability, and every link leads me to yet another online page that gives me nothing. It has never been so difficult to access my own account, which was perfectly accessible until the organization telling me to use this app also demanded I change the password, which is what kicked me out in the first place. This app really doesn’t like change.

- The Best Is Back😆

This is by far the best password manager and authenticator app. After using keychain for a while, I read about this app and downloaded it. It quickly became my preferred password manager, but after one of the iOS 15 updates it stopped allowing new passwords to be added automatically or manually. I deleted the app and watched for an update. I am glad to report that it is back. As my default for auto filling passwords, it works seamlessly, not requiring redirection to keychain. It’s native password generator works great. I recommend Authenticator to all.

- Great app but…

This is by far the best Authenticator App on the market. However I just got an Apple Watch which has the ability to use this app. Unfortunately on the watch, you have to recreate the logins in the app. Meaning you have to delete and remove the login in the app, then re-add the login on the app(on you phone) so you can add it to the watch at the same time. If you’re like me and you have a bunch of logins, this is very tedious. Needless to say, I will not be using this app on my watch until this is fixed. Please fix this issue and allow the app on the watch to sync directly to the app on the phone so all logins are already there. This is the only reason for the 3 stars.

- Great But

Love it for how it works as a remote Authenticator for OneDrive & Outlook, and especially for work to authenticate with TouchID when logging in to work resources. BUT - really frustrated by how you lose 2 factor or step linkage to services when you have to restore your iPhone (either from having to erase or moving to a new iPhone) and now I’ve lost login access to some services I used it with for 2 factor. One in particular doesn’t even offer email temporary recovery so I have to completely wipe my settings and information to re-establish access.

- Double-edged Sword

Made the critical mistake of not calling Microsoft and asking them permission to buy a new phone. Oops. Now Authenticator won’t work on new phone. Completely locked out. Called Microsoft and was on the phone for over an hour. They finally reset the Authenticator for me, but there are no work around. No other options. Be VERY careful or you could lose your emails. The guy on the phone even asked me if I can just forward the emails I need into my gmail account and he would reset the email. Um, first of all, I can’t sign in to that email which I why I called, and second, no F thank you! I pay for this email account. It’s not attached to any business. If they can’t find an easier way to authorize your account, I’m out; gmail it is. (which is total crap).

- Great app, but missing a key feature.

I absolutely love the app but as someone who has NUMEROUS accounts(I’m talking 20+) accounts with two factor authentication, having an outline of a human next to every single one of my accounts except Google and Facebook and Twitter is unacceptable. I have three Outlook accounts and not even those accounts have the Microsoft logo next to them and it is a Microsoft service! I really love this app and really hope to use it again when Microsoft catches up to Authy who has a logo for every single one of my accounts. It makes sorting and finding accounts a million times easier. Adding logos of companies would make this a 5/5 for me. Until then, I’m switching over to Authy.

- Works ok until you need to recover from a backup

Microsoft’s authenticator apps claims to be able to back up your accounts/data to icloud, and that would be a nice feature to have. I made sure my icloud backup was enabled in the authenticator app and then reset my iPhone and restored from a backup. When it came time to open the authenticator app, it had no accounts in there, so I clicked the Restore accounts from backup option, and it claims I have no icloud backup :). So then I get to have the lovely experience of trying to get into all my accounts that have 2 factor authentication enabled without the authenticator app. Super fun, thanks Microsoft! Great app here, if you care about not getting locked out of your accounts, don't use this app! ICLOUD BACKUP DOES NOT WORK.

- Could we get codes on the watch?

Microsoft Authenticator is an amazing app, works perfectly for me and I love how I can use passwordless sign-in for my Microsoft account. Super convenient with an Apple Watch. One thing I wish was added though is the ability to generate 2FA codes with the Apple Watch app. I know some other 2FA apps can do this so I’d love it if it would be added to MS Auth. That would make this app a 5/5. Also, to the person who is upset that codes are now hidden by default: you can change that. Tap the three lines in the top left and then just tap “Show codes”. Voila. Codes are back.

- Makes logging in and phone migration a piece of cake

This app is great. Not only can I get 2FA codes, but the push to login to Outlook is awesome. I no longer use a password. Logging in should always be like this. Today, I discovered a new feature, all my codes got automatically migrated when I logged into my outlook account in my new phone. That process used to take five hours setting up a dozen new 2FA codes on all my accounts. Thank you Microsoft for solving this use case. Excellent app!

- Hacked crypto stolen

Sim swapped someone was able to reset Microsoft Authenticator password and then was able to change all my passwords. They stole $6,000 of my bitcoin from Coinbase and even withdrew $1,000 from my bank. I had no phone service for 20 minutes , by the time I was able to log back in everything was stolen. Microsoft Authenticator only made the hackers job easier as they were getting my text message authentication codes to change the passwords. Beware of this app it does nothing. Shame on Microsoft, Coinbase says my problem for not protecting my passwords and T mobile said they are investigating. Doesn’t seem right someone can change all your passwords and then liquidate your bitcoins and nobody will help me.

- Wanted it to work but...

I set it up on my iPhone, and wanted to be able to also use on my iPad. I could find no instructions on how to pull my info that I entered on the iPhone into the app on the iPad. There is no recovery option on my iPad app, only the iPhone app. There should be a way and I am sure there is, it is just not answered in any FAQ I saw. Most apps when you set them up on multiple devices you use and sign in, all your stored info is there. Not here and once something gets this complicated I lose interest. So I will try other apps to see if any work across all my devices. I should not have to have separate accounts or re set up all my accounts each time I go to another device.

- It lost all my information, now I’m locked out of some of my accounts!

Awful app, never sync's my info, it just buffers (this has been going on for weeks). It lost all of my codes which I need to use for some accounts that I am now locked out of. I never receive notifications for codes when I should. I can’t even get codes for other accounts I wanted to get codes for! I only got (somehow) two codes for two of my accounts out of a list I want protected. Overall, this app literally does nothing for me, it’s useless and biggest waste of time. 10/10 don’t recommend unless you want your information lost and being locked out of your accounts. Microsoft, why can’t this be better?

- Absolute worst authenticator app

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.

- Not syncing with watch app

I’ve installed and reinstalled the watch app a number of times and it still doesn’t sync with the phone app. In fact it it doesn’t see to recognize the phone app at all. What little help I’ve found on the web did not answer my question. It asked me to set up my two MS accounts and that’s as far as it got. I have about 20 non MS accounts that work fine in the phone app but don’t show up in the watch app.

- Stopped working with Apple Watch

I used to be able to approve sign-ins on my Apple Watch but now the app on the watch says I must first add a Microsoft account on my iPhone. I have almost every Microsoft program running on my iPhone, and the Microsoft Authenticator app is set up with my Microsoft account already. I can approve sign-ins on my iPhone, but not on the watch. I don’t know why it stopped working, but it’s really convenient to use my watch if I don’t have my phone right next to me. I hope they get this worked out.

- Updates that break Apple Watch functionality

Your last update on Oct 7th, 2021 broke Apple Watch functionality again!! It has happened in the past. While this is a minor inconvenience, it is important for some of us that purposely stay away from our phones to focus on other activities like work. I can always approve access for security intensive applications (require frequent approvals) from the phone. Unfortunately, the Apple Watch application does not currently offer the same feature as it is broken and consistently fail on approvals. Please keep that in mind as you do regular updates to this app.

- Only one I use now

This authentication app saves in cloud unlike google. This is the reason I lost my google account and they won’t let people identify themselves to get into their important accounts. Anyway back to this app Im able to actually save a few google accounts with this app lol. Please keep saving to cloud. I feel like the app has gotten better also. I think its safe to use and I have not loss any of my accounts

- Restore doesn’t work when backed up to mac

I loved this app until i got a new phone and restored my old phone backup from my mac to my new phone. The 2fa accounts are not backed up. There was also some failure with iCloud backup for this app (probably because you have to enable it in so many places). This means i have to send my id to all the companies i used 2fa with to get access to my accounts again. So, before you lose or replace your iPhone, turn off 2fa on all your accounts or you will be screwed, like me. Get a real authenticator with a company that offers real support or a backup that actually works.

- Convenience without compromising security

Microsoft Authenticator is the best MFA app. Since I use my Microsoft account all the time, having a second factor in authenticating gives me assurance & security. And the way it’s implemented is perfect—it sends me a notification, I select a number that matches with the browser, and scan my fingerprint (Touch ID). Amazing! And I can also add 2FA codes of other apps/sites such as Google & Facebook. The app also has iCloud backup & app lock with a passcode & biometrics.

- App doesn’t even know I’m using it

Every time I need to use this truly terrible app, I cringe. It never goes well, not once. But alas, I need to every two months when my company requires I change my password. When the dreaded times come to use this, I constantly have to log in over and over. I need to fully close and then re-launch the app to receive the approval message. This is all to log into Outlook, but despite Outlook prompting me to open the app, it never registers that I’ve successfully authenticated. So, I’m never able to actually do anything. Not sure if Outlook is terrible or this, but either way, I don’t understand why anyone chooses to use Microsoft apps.

- The worst yet!

This app is not useable because for some reason Microsoft cannot figure out how to allow a user to have an email address that can be securely used if they have an organizational email, such as a university, but are an individual account. They first forced me to use two-factor authentication which seemed like a great idea, but if you use it, you cannot reset the password for your Xbox without canceling your gaming system and reinstalling it! It takes you in circles changing your passwords! It would be great if they could make their system work, but now it is only an illusion! There is not any person available to tell the problems.

- App is great but Apple Watch not working

Every time I try using it. It tells me “Get started by adding a personal Microsoft account on the phone app”. A what the hell does that even mean? I have a Microsoft account (MSN on iPhone accounts) have the authenticator app and it generates codes fine. Also added my MSN account on my Apple Watch. Deleted the app on the watch. Restarted phone. Installed again and still the same message. What the hell is the “phone app”? If that means the Watch App on the iPhone then yes I added my MSN there...

- Apple Watch functionality is broken

The phone app is reliable and I seem to always get the push notifications when expected. However, a recent update has broken the authentication on Apple Watch. The error is a “failure to communicate” after trying to approve on the watch. This is a “must have”feature, and it’s a disappointing regression. Update: Apple Watch functionality works the first time after a phone restart, and then not again until the next restart. Very frustrating. Update Feb 25 - can still only approve on the Watch about once per day. After that it’s the same “failure to communicate” error. Very annoying.

- New problems?

After the recent update, I’m finding that any attempts to add mfa for an email that’s already inside of the Authenticator for a different site, it wants to wipe the one already saved, instead of adding it as an additional mfa account like it should be. As an MSP that is onboarding new clients with multiple sites using the same account, this is a major problem. As it stands, we have to use a different Authenticator at this point just to access all of the accounts we manage. Great for personal use, but for professional use, I’m having a hard time recommending this as it stands.

- Nice, but after the latest update...

After the last update of March 2020, the audible notification no longer works. I checked every setting in the Settings and even deleted and reinstalled twice. Also, after approving, I’ve found that the notification is still there at the bottom of the screen when I open the iPhone main screen after the screen is off.

- Latest version broke the GUI

Come on, Microsoft, have you even used this app on an iPhone or iPad? Your prompt covers the number(s)that we are trying to remember and there is no way to move that. Then you have to cancel the prompt and go through that several times. How are we supposed to remember that number? By some supernatural sense? How hard can it be to design a single prompt so that we can see those numbers? I can’t believe how incompetent one has to be to release such dysfunctional version. Last one used to be OK on an iPhone (not iPad). Please, please, take a look at this and correct this awful interface.

- Restore never works

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…

- Takes too much time

I have used Duo before which I found to be very smooth. You can sign in using long tap without even opening the app, saving lots of time. With Authenticator you have to open the app and then it takes multiple Face ID scans, sometimes up to 3 times, which doesn’t make sense to me. I reflexively close my phone screen after first Face ID is “checked”, and have to log in again for another Face ID. I think this could be made a lot smoother by Microsoft. It might be more secure than Duo (not sure about that though) but definitely more cumbersome.

- Watch app makes this!

This app makes using Microsoft SSO extremely fluid. Having approve/dent on the watch is very smooth and fast. There are a few rough edges though. The new update to having “App Lock” on by default breaks the usefulness of the watch app. Since it’s already linked to my wrist, it shouldn’t be impacted by the App Lock toggle. Second issue is that I’ve yet to have the iCloud backup recover successfully. When getting a new phone I inevitably have to do recovery methods and reset it in horribly confusing backend of Microsoft’s identity management.

- Warning! This can be used steal acct info

Hello, This is a PSA for parents. This app can be used to authorise account info to be shared. A person tricked my son into download this app and sharing my account info. In minutes purchases were made on my Xbox account off my CC. Took awhile to to recover my Xbox account and they deleted my Microsoft account email. So watch out! Don’t know much about the app except this was able to easily send my info to someone else password and all! I’m sure if used correctly it’s just fine. Not downing the app just a PSA.

- Use Google authenticator instead

I had to downgrade my phone from iOS 15 to 14 which involved me doing a reset Upon reinstalling this app the only accounts which were recovered were my Microsoft account. So now I have to remove 2FA from all the other accounts and set it up again, for some accounts (eg GeForce now) there is no option to login without the 2FA app so I’m locked out of some accounts as well now. Google authenticator had all the accounts saved and was ready to go. Just don’t use this app because if you ever need to reinstall this app it won’t have any other logins except the Microsoft account.

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- MS Authenticator app

I highly recommend this if your anything like me, juggling numerous email, social and storage accounts over various operating systems is a definite must have. It certainly keeps you well organized, that is of course you set it up correctly from the start to make it a benefit rather than a hassle (as I found out the hard way!) But once set up it takes the fuss out of switching operating systems applicable apps and accounts that integrate well with the two step verification security and authentication

- Weirdest experience on a Microsoft program

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?

- Needs a search feature.

Overall this is a decent app. It does the job well, especially for Microsoft services (naturally). BUT with everything nowadays wanting MFA, this app has become increasingly difficult to use because there is no search or quick way to find the account I’m looking for. I have about 50 accounts at the moment and I now dread having to open this app because I know if what I need isn’t at the start or end of the list I could spend what feels like forever scrolling, hunting for that one account I urgently need while the timer on screen counts down… so much pressure! Microsoft, isn’t it about time you added a search? I’d have through this a no-brainer low effort high value addition compared to some of the more recent updates. Give me search and I’ll give you 5 stars.

- Fluid at its Best, Sometimes Not Working

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.

- Not good for 20+ accounts

With Office365 moving to enforce MFA for global admins we’re forced to have MFA tokens on several hundred tenant admin accounts. This app lacks alphabetical sorting the list, and it lacks a search to locate a token when needed. It’s great for personal users that have 2 accounts to deal with, but when you have a lot it becomes unmanageable and cumbersome. Please add search, sorting capabilities.

- Not compatible with Apple Watch (newer software/hardware)

Works fine on iPhone. Isn’t working on Apple Watch (might be recent WatchOS issue). Searched a few times online and everyone says the same thing: if it installs correctly (sometimes takes a few tries), you can’t get past the “set up a personal account on your phone” note where you wait for notifications - they don’t come. After one install/reinstall cycle I did get a with notification, but my only option was “dismiss”. I haven’t been able to get this far again so I gave up.

- Broken

The last update bricked my app, so I re-installed it and now it all looks different, and isn’t making a whole lot of sense. I don’t care to spend time researching how to fix it, particularly since I only use it for a single account and use Google Authenticator for everything else. Will be good also to not have to worry about my IT department being notified of fraud every time I reject a sign in request that was likely generated from a timed out browser tab somewhere. The point being that if I always approve every request I get it defeats the purpose of this low quality app.

- Backup is useful

I had been using Google Authenticator and moved to a new phone only to find my accounts did not move over. I have found that there is a back up and restore function that allowed me to move my accounts over to a new phone

- Put the codes back on tile view

Having to go through to full screen view is the worst change you’ve made to date. At least allow us the option per tile. It’s not that hard.

- App is missing a killer feature…

Which means this app is dead to me. I have multiple Microsoft 365 business accounts. I’ve just moved to a new phone and discovered the apps backup and recovery feature will not work for business MS 365 accounts. I now have to manually reassociate all of these accounts… I’m moving my MFA to LastPass Authenticator, which will allow migration of multiple accounts.

- Authenticator

Found it challenging but if you like mind games it’s superb for identification of Rhetoric the misrepresentation makes you dig further some people don’t like to be beaten it has to stop somewhere it cannot continue you forever something has to give

- Locked app allows approvals :(

“Fingerprint [...] will provide a second layer of security...” - NO, it totally DOES NOT on iOS: the approve/deny prompt appears IN FRONT OF the app’s lock screen, so locking the app provides no additional security. Please fix this, preferably without requiring an extra set of touches. Please also add the option for a sound and/or vibration alert when a new approval request is received: currently it’s easy to miss the narrow window of opportunity provided by my VPN login process, because the notification is silent.

- It keeps crashing after installing latest update.

I would rate this a 5 star app, if it wasn’t for that my iPhone 6 can’t open the app without it sending me back to the home screen. I want this fixed please. It was great before.

- Almost there!

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.

- Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator is an everyday application for my verifications. Without it or my microsoft account iy is difficult to make many things work in everyday life digitally of being possible to maintain getting by in verifications and setting up of my softwares. Thanks Microsoft it has been great in the years ive had this account.

- Good however has a little bug

Interface looks a good, however I’ve noticed that the passcode doesn’t change after its first countdown cycle. You have to leave the app and come back for it to refresh and give the correct number at the same countdown level. I’ve had to use the Authenticator app a few times and apart from this issue, it seems to work as intended.

- master password?

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.

- Please fix Apple Watch support

This app is a great solution for Windows/Microsoft ecosystem users who use iPhone and Apple Watch HOWEVER making it work on Apple Watch requires disabling App Lock whilst using the password auto fill functionality requires enabling App Lock. PLEASE allow us to utilise both these features of the app at the same time.

- Data does not survive backup and restore

Does what it says but a backup and restore to the same device causes all data to be lost. I suspect this is by design to prevent others from getting your MFA keys, still would be nice to be given a choice.

- Great Tool! Just one request...

I use 2FA on almost all my accounts using this app. It works great! However I would like the ability to download this app on Windows, and sync everything across devices.

- Not working on my new phone

I suggested me that performed a backup and when I moved to the new phone notified that no backup has been made. I can't reestablish 2 factor authentication because it asks me to scan the barcode but I can't get Microsoft website to show it. I need to use text message

- Works perfectly but barebones

It’s a great 2FA app but very little customisation (no dark mode, no grouping/ folders, adding custom images to sites that don’t put one in). If you need a 2FA app then it will do the job but if you have a bunch of services it might get a bit jumbled.

- Feature request

This app is very good, but I would love to see a search feature and groups/folders included in a future release. This would be helpful for people like me who have lots of accounts set up.

- Need uplifting

1. Looking forward to dark mode as per system settings 2. Icon need to be change as per new design language across Microsoft echo system. 3. Wish to have unique changes to user experience.

- better than google

This has cloud backup function

- Worst Customer Service. Do not use this app

I got a new iPhone and the app did not recognise this new device. I am locked out of all email and Social media accounts with zero methods of contacting the staff. It’s a stupidly common event that gives you no support to recover it. If I get any response from this review, it will be the first communication in 7 days that this company has given to me. So upset and disappointed.

- Not synced

Turns out the sync to iCloud feature, when enabled, does not sync. After installing the app after a phone restoration and enabling backups their was no prior backup found. It seems a MS account being present removes the restore button on first time use in this scenario.

- Easier to use than any other Authenticator.

Way better and simpler than googles version of authenticating

- Why is there no login information provided

When getting multiple requests it makes it very difficult to tell where the requests are coming from. Why aren’t the login from details provided? This would make it a much better experience.

- Just doesn’t work.

Approving sign in requests from notifications is broken way more often than it actually works. Often there are internal errors that you are only made away of if you open the app, then it asks you to restart the app. After which it will finally work but my primary experience with this Authenticator is that it just silently fails a lot.

- Waste of time

Forced to use this app by my uni and now cannot access my university portal after my phone logged me out of the app. There is no way to recover your access or passwords on your laptop unless you access app on your phone so now at a complete stalemate being unable to access my phone app. Cannot speak to anyone to resolve this issue.

- Awful migration

New phone setup, and I am trying to move all my 2 factor authentication. In contrast to Microsoft I have moved all my personal 2 factor authentication to new phone instantly using google authentication. Microsoft Authenticator doesn’t seem to support this, so I am now moving each work account manually.

- Great but .........,

Great app and easy to use . But please make it easier when you transfer to a new phone currently it is a nightmare.

- Good but missing one thing

Love it easy to use but lacks the ability to add own or select image for the app added would be nice if you could do this

- Authenticator

I was sent a 6/7 number instead of my made up password do I put that in instead Then get locked out until the next day I average 4 to 5 times a week I get locked out this is probably the worst system imaginable why is it so complicated the absolute worst I can’t get Authenticator to work … how do you set it up

- Please get a UX designer

Accounts show start of address email, but then show ... at the end. Hmm. Most of my accounts will all start the same and end differently. But there’s no way to hover or scroll to see the entire account name. And of course, the app is just a front end to launch a bunch of web pages in safari. I’ve seen 10 year olds write better applications.

- Highly Recommended

If you have multiple Microsoft accounts this app is a must. If only the app icon could be updated as per the rest of the Microsoft suite to make it easier to find / organise.

- Awesome simple app

Would be great to see a widget for a quick view of most common codes to avoid switching apps.

- Data Tracking compulsory

Unable to use the app without being forced into agreement to the app tracking movements. Very disappointed, the app appears like it is giving the user an option but it will not let you proceed any further unless you allow data tracking. Possibly a great app…

- Flawed

When switching to a new phone, the restore of all the accounts doesn’t allow for push/approval to be migrated over. This means I have to rescan the bar codes for every account. It’s incredibly frustrating and time consuming.

- Authenticator iphone app

Too hard to add an account. Breaks the link with account frequently without any reason. Not user friendly.

- A little pretentious but...

... simple, clean, gets the job done. I say pretentious because it categorises everything by “Microsoft” or “not Microsoft”.

- Crappy application

Useless. I’m trying to add my Microsoft account to Authenticator and its telling me to authenticate first before I can add it. Is this like the ultimate stupid update? I’ve used this before without any issues. Edit: it looks like I need to use my old phone to authenticate the app on the new one. How am I supposed to know? There is a lot of empty space on the screen. Maybe some suggestions would help us non-corporate users? Everything support related online seems to be for people using azure. But I’m a lowly consumer! Wake up Microsoft. Apple MacBooks are getting cheaper. Might be time to switch to all apple products.

- Need search bar

The app is working good, however, there is no search bar. Hence, it is quite difficult to find the TOTP number.

- Runs very slow on iOS 15

It pops up very slow on iOS 15 safari, hope it can be fixed soon

- Great, simple app, but

The app functions well, and quickly, but I don’t understand why it requires FaceID twice to approve a log in (3 times if you include unlocking the iPhone before you open the app). This wastes time and seems rather redundant.

- So reliable and easy to use

Very easy to use and reliable

- Notification bug

I’ve done a “reset” on my iPhone, which removed all my app notification permissions. However unlike most apps, Authenticator never re-requests permission to enable notifications so now I can’t login to corporate apps because I never get the “Approve” notification. Please fix.

- Pictures missing for accounts

Some accounts don’t show pictures where as some do?

- Fantastic

Helps keep my accounts secure. I use it for work and for personal use. Easy to use.

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- Clé de validation.

J’aime beaucoup pour le double vérifications, mais il faut faire attention de pas perdre le code secrète.

- Watch OS

Watch approval stopped working for me. I only can approve from the phone.

- IOS 14 breaks watch app

Fix the watch app

- This is CRAZY stuff man!

Fourth year student at the university, now having to show proof of vaccination to be allowed on campus and into my classes…. How to get around that? Well you def can’t because now I’m order to log in to my school account I need ‘google Authenticator’ to “secure passwords”…. Yea right! You log into this app and it shows that they track you. This is unbelievable and people are oblivious to how this is all connected. I ain’t no conspiracy theorist but cmon man the connections are so obvious on how they get track you down now. I will be very very surprised if anyone sees this review, because it will most likely not make it past googles approval! 0/5 stars. The app doesn’t even work correctly.

- Not working after latest Apple Watch update

Hope there is a new version coming. Authenticator on Apple Watch is no longer working.

- Beware of the backup feature

I had iCloud backup enabled in the app, while logged into my personal Microsoft account within the app. The app had access to iCloud in the phone’s settings (toggle on). I switched phone using the same iCloud account and iCloud enabled for Authenticator. When I tried the recovery option, it said there was no backup, this with exact same iCloud and Microsoft accounts. FU! Switching to another 2FA app that allows other ways to backup. Wasting so much time right now resetting my 20 accounts that had 2FA codes with Authenticator.

- Sign in request approval improvement

Sign in request keeps on lagging one minute it works and then after it dosent. Please make it consistent. I find that crazy there’s still this problem even tho I upgraded the app

- Annoying

Careful it doesn’t delete your account because you will never be able to access that again. I got a new phone and the backup didn’t work properly so I wasn’t able to access any of my accounts until I was able to get to my old phone which still had the saved info

- Worked great until last updates

Push notifications no longer work on my iPhone or my Apple Watch since the Last sets of updates. The Apple Watch notifications hasn’t worked in months. The notifications are set to on for this app. Come on Microsoft.

- Upgraded my phone, lost some access

Beware even though this is synced through iCloud when upgrading your phone you may lose some stuff. Fix that.

- Apple Watch

Already have accounts on my phone and can’t find them on the Apple Watch and when I try to approve from my Apple Watch it’s says there’s an error. Please fix it.

- Please stop blinding me.

When are you going to give us a dark mode so I can stop blinding myself at night time while authenticating? I'll happy up my star count then.

- annoying!

Now it’s not enough that I authenticate a request. I have to authenticate my authentication with my Touch ID. And then half the time, it refuses to accept the authentication. There is such a thing as exaggeration, guys.

- Causes phone to run very hot.

Whenever I have to use this and then leave it running in the background it causes my phone to excessively heat up and drains the battery. If I remember to close the app and this doesn’t happen.

- Banner notifications not working

The app no longer sends a banner notification when attempting sign in. Have to manually enter the app to approve. Small thing but annoying

- New version is annoying

The new version requires you to unlock the app after unlocking the phone, which seems pretty redundant and has broken the Apple Watch app, which I rely on because it's so convenient. Or at least was :/

- Watch app doesn’t work.

I have the latest update of the watch app running on WatchOS 5.0. I get prompted to authorize, but tapping approve does nothing. I still have to launch Authenticator on my phone and approve from there.

- Needs PASSCODE Protection

This app needs PASSCODE protection. How can an authentication app be considered secure if no PASSCODE is required to access it?! When a two-stage login process sends an authentication code to my cellphone via text message, that cellphone requires a passcode to unlock in order to get that authentication code. That is an order of magnitude greater protection than is offered by this app.

- Always flawless

Love Microsoft Authenticator… It just works!

- Time consuming

It takes a long time for the approval notification to pop up; sometimes it does not appear at all. I do not get notified by the app until much later. I have to use another way to log into my account which takes a long time.

- Enfin une bonne maturité

Merci Microsoft pour la possibilité d’ajouter des identifiants de sites à même l’application, enfin c’est utilisable et comparable à certains compétiteurs.

- Really good - not

Works maybe 50% of the time and often with big delays. Apple Watch functionality crashes after a single use - despite over a year of installing and uninstalling. Nice work!!

- Not Great

Works well enough for generating/storing 2FA codes but there’s a lot of problems. - Backing up is unclear and extremely unreliable. - Apple Watch support doesn’t work, either fix it or kill it. - App is overly confusing to use, especially with multiple Microsoft accounts (Personal and a Work account). I expect way more, the app isn’t terrible but it certainly is the Windows Vista of available Authenticator apps.

- Works better than iCloud key chain

10 out of 10 would recommend I wish I found it earlier because it just makes sense the one fly would say is I guess this can apply to anythingIt’s that if you forget your master password or if that gets taken over you pretty much with all your other passwords so my price would be to save all your logins as crypto language or something that you would only understand because if I’m in and I can just login get that all working with anybody just have two FA enabled for each thing and boom there a little bit safer.

- Nothing but problems

Immediately upon downloading Authenticator on my iPhone I began experiencing both login failures, and pop-up windows from unknown sites informing me that I had been hacked and they could fix it. Four days later and I am still trying to sort out all of the changes to my Settings, as well as, trying to get back into previously used apps.

- Review

I don’t know how to use it

- Crap app

Piece of literal crap I don’t know if it’s iOS or the application it’s self but why do I need to add my credit card details when I’m trying to download the app. Isn’t it a free service ? I’m confused as it’s not allowing me to download it even with mycatd details attached to my iCloud it won’t allow me to go any further . I can’t even download it Z fix this issue maybe I’ll fix my rating.

- Needs sorting and filtering

Great App but difficult to manage with many accounts

- Bad

This app is the worst. My email got compromised/hacked and I had to reset some passwords. First Microsoft account was reset twice and still can’t get access to my Xbox account and emails. What a joke! It sends me to this app that i’ve downloaded and i’m suppose to get a code???? Been dealing with this for about a day and Microsoft are too lazy to have a customer support line, they only want you to figure out their system yourself. Thinking about switching to different software because of lack of support from a company i’ve been using all my life. Very dissapointed.

- Faulty

It doesn’t show any code

- Stopped working since last ios update

Stopped working at last update. Removing and re-installing not working.

- Application erronée

Bonjour,mon application affiche toujours 2020 dans le bas de là page quand que je modifie mon mots de passe..là date n’est pas la bonne car on est en 2021...pourtant je fais toujours les mise a jour je suis pas satisfaits de cette application car mes données son en danger...j’aimerais avoir un retour de votre part merci Jean-Francois Ouellet Dallaire

- Watch app is horribly broke

One start solely because horrible watch app experience

- Designed by idiots

Your data on this app is not backed up anywhere by default, which you would think should be intuitive. I just realized this now that I have a new iPhone and all my previous details are gone. When you try to set up iCloud backup that’s when you know this was really designed by IDIOTS! To do this you need to login with a personal Microsoft account and you need to verify your identity with the authenticator app but you’re currently on the Authenticator app on the iCloud backup page so how tf can I leave that screen and complete the verification process on the same app. Idiots!! I really hate poor design go back to school and get a refund idiots

- Restore did not work

My restore from my iPhone SE gen 2 to an iPhone 7 did not work. Otherwise the app does what it needs to do

- Terrible

Worse idea ever! Won’t even generate a code anymore so I can’t log into my email.

- Autofill broken

Hi. Autofill has been broken for me since ios 15.1. Splash page pops up, validates face I'd and then the app just closes, bringing me back to the current app/website where I need to input my password. Hopeful for a fix soon. Loved the service before that.

- Solid!


- Doesn’t work in latest update

Completely useless. Im in the app and its telling me to open the app to authenticate

- Hacked

I was hacked from someone using this app. Now they can go passwordless into my Microsoft accounts and there’s nothing I can do about it

- This app sucks

Absolutely useless app - I can’t even find the damn icon anywhere and have go through hell and back just authenticate stuff.. my god whoever made this app needs to be fired or work for Bing…

- Toc toc !!

Ça c’est bcq amélioration depuis la 10ans Team view ;)

- Searchable, please

Searchable, please

- I keep getting something went wrong sign out of your device and sign back in

I keep getting something went wrong error and then sign out of your device. I can’t work this thing anymore and there’s nowhere for me to sign out

- This app is terrible

I was asked to connect my school email to this app for school reasons. I removed my school account from it because it is super inconvenient and now I am unable to access my university account because the app requires me to enter a code that I’d fins on the app but to connect my account in order to get the app. I CAN NO LONGER ACCESS MY UNIVERSITY ONLINE CLASSES BECAUSE IF THIS TERRIBLE APP!

- User

I literally just used it for one second. What kind of eating g tounexoect

- Junk

Re installing and each time have to redo authentication of my Iphone8 which is harder to do when redoing your phone than the first install. Google authentication is much user friendly and better for Canadian Government sites

- Broken

After changing phones it removed my back up code and no longer works with any of my accounts

- Horrible

fu microsoft

- ios 13 - Restore from Backup does not work

I made sure the backup in iCloud was enabled, and all the data was uploaded. After doing a factory reset, this app did not found any backups from iCloud, and lost the keys for 10+ accounts. Now, I have to go through the painful process of getting my accounts back through other medium. There are others in the review section who have faced similar issue. To the Developer: Please either fix the buggy backup and restore functionality, or let the end users know if the iCloud backup was unsuccessful. Alternatively, provide another way to export/import the keys, so that we can do it ourself.

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@orieisen My learning: the flow matters. I understand why you offer this flow, the phishing bar is still high but no longer impossible. Still its a good usability trade off. Similar to the Microsoft Authenticator App Passwordless flow in my Microsoft world :)


Just throwing this in to the free password manager mix: Microsoft Authenticator app now includes password sync & fill across devices and browsers

Stijn Scrayen

Hi @Alex_A_Simons , wondering if there's a way we can submit our logo to appear when people add our app to the Microsoft Authenticator for MFA?


Number of apps I plan to have on my fancy new smart phone: 8. 9 if you count Firefox. From left to right: Microsoft Authenticator (for work), foobar2000, LastPass, Mullvad (VPN), ProtonMail, Telegram, Twitch, and VLC.

max t

@SteelThane @SSawyerbo You can use the Microsoft Authenticator.... makes it a notification on your phone you just hit approve on. Super easy

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Anyway, your usual PSA of: 1. **ALWAYS** use 2FA on every single account you have. 2. If possible, don't just use the "SMS" 2FA. Use apps like Authy, Google Authenticator, Microsoft ver, etc. 3. Kalo ada duit, physical key juga monggo pake. Malah harusnya lebih aman~~

Craig Chiffers

Passwordless sign in via the Microsoft Authenticator app is just plain awesome.

Janet McKnight

@white_hart “That Microsoft account does not exist", nor does it exist in lowercase (as it appears in the MS authenticator app), nor with ’nexus’ added, in caps or otherwise.


Microsoft Authenticator will kill me. That is all.



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the microsoft authenticator looks like a rogue antivirus

Microsoft Security

🎶🎵🎶 It’s music to our ears. What, you ask? NIST compliance. Whether it’s Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator app, or FIDO2 security keys, feel secure aligning with NIST requirements while going #passwordless. Read more:


The amount of time wasted using Microsoft authenticator at my job is just... I can't 😭

TEL, University of St Andrews

The latest @univofstandrews student learning blog post covers: Doomscrolling, writing apps, Toucan extension, Cyber Scotland Week, tech repairs, and the Microsoft Authenticator app

Krishna Permi

Microsoft Authenticator is free password manager that works across devices:

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Microsoft Authenticator (Version 6.5.98) Install & Download

The applications Microsoft Authenticator was published in the category Productivity on 2015-05-30 and was developed by Microsoft Corporation [Developer ID: 298856275]. This application file size is 180.22 MB. Microsoft Authenticator - Productivity app posted on 2022-06-07 current version is 6.5.98 and works well on IOS 12.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: