Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.5.53
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
87,267 Ratings
$ 0

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) or two factor authentication (2FA) provides a second layer of security. When logging in with multi-factor authentication, 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 one-time password (OTP) generated by the app. The one-time passwords (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 one-time password (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 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.

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Microsoft Authenticator app reviews

  • failed to describe changes in release notes 2/5

    By Reviewer 20130105
  • Muy buena pero le falta agregar una opción para buscar cuando tienes muchas cuentas 4/5

    By mevCAR77
    Muy buena pero le falta agregar una opción para buscar cuando tienes muchas cuentas
  • Consider others first 2/5

    By Ryan-Loves_God
    I used to always use Microsoft suite of apps for everything including the Authenticator... But having worked on a non-profit researching the privacy policies of apps, as well as being disabled and having a visual need to be met in my apps, I no longer use this app for personal or business... The app lacks overall readability and ease of use I expect in all accessibility friendly apps. The links for legal documents are often not correct or lack required information. And most of all... why Microsoft made GitHub their only means of secure account recovery I do not know, but for a year it has been this way for me and I’m moving on to other apps!
  • One of the cleanest MFA apps that covers all of the requirements. 5/5

    By Austin Hynes
    Would recommend.
  • 😏 2/5

    By sad😏
    I am trying to sign in on my phone and it wants me to use that the app (that I can’t even sign into) verify my request to sign in.....I’m just confused
  • You’ll regret it 1/5

    By jmsjdu
    This thing has my email messed up. I switched phones and was careful to switch all info and passwords to the new phone before resetting the original phone. Everything EXCEPT this app now works. It won’t sign it. I can’t use it but now my Microsoft outlook is linked to an app that doesn’t work. So I’m about to have to agree to 30 days of no access to my email, during tax season, in order to reset my password manually. Sorry I ever downloaded this thing.
  • Becoming annoying 1/5

    By Kimmie93A
    All I want todo is use PowerPoint and Word for my classes, yet you guys have to make it 100x more difficult, don’t you?
  • Easy 5/5

    By Augmarde
    Adding accounts has been easy and app is easy to use.
  • Great App 5/5

    By itxhy
    Very great app
  • Edge & Microsoft Authenticator 5/5

    By itspossiblyme
    Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Authenticator work great together to manage the passwords. Great
  • Authenticator wrongly thinks i have Apple Watch. Won’t recognize i only have Iphone 1/5

    By Marti124
    Authenticator wrongly thinks i have Apple Watch. Won’t recognize i only have Iphone
  • Works great 5/5

    By kcmobrewer
    Use 2FA for everything and this app works flawlessly
  • Doesn't work - send you in a loop 1/5

    By NxtLvll
    Had to use this for email authentication... Tried setting up and follow to prompt only to have it send you in a loop and fails to connect anytime you try another method. Seems to be a very common problem. How could a company as big as Microsoft make something that flows so poorly.
  • The worst yet! 1/5

    By Lil Genius
    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.
  • Crap 1/5

    By Drewtrailer
    Another app that just wants your info
  • Retired 1/5

    By Ordinense
    Former President of Alne Sewing Machines
  • Best auth app 5/5

    By Blaine Joseph
  • Needs easier account add, but over all great!! 5/5

    By Kijuan
    Love the security and verification process is a breeze. Adding accounts needs another secure and easy entry. Thank You 😃
  • Better than Duo Authenticator App 4/5

    By SparksFlyn
    I used to use Duo as my Authenticator but not all my apps I added would show up with an icon or I couldn’t edit the description to identify which Authenticator code I needed to select to enter. I would have to try different ones any try to remember which ones were which.
  • Horrible App 1/5

    By programers are stupid
    Horrible programming. This app is very confusing and simply does NOT function
  • Subscription 5/5

    By Sassy Senior 83
    Microsoft is so much more than I need. I am 85 years old. I started the application beforeI realized this. I play games mostly and use Facebook to connect with my friends. Can you help me? Vera Miles
  • Endless loop 1/5

    By L.e.a.n.n.e.
    I need the code from this app to open OneDrive on my laptop, but i also need a code from this app to sign up for this app. So now I’m in an endless loop,I’ve wasted two hours of my workday trying to access my files that I was able to access last night, and I’m no closer to opening my OneDrive. Brilliant design Microsoft. Just brilliant.
  • I lost all my codes and I’m locked out of a very important account 1/5

    By Burnt_Toasters
    I always had iCloud backup on in case I ever needed to restore my phone. Well today I had to. I restored my phone and logged back into iCloud and redownloaded the app... and it kept reeling me it couldn’t find a backup. I am now locked out of a very important account with no access to it whatsoever. Really really upset right now. Don’t trust iCloud backup.
  • Great app 5/5

    By ahmad AL kurdi
    good job
  • Junk! 1/5

    By KenKK3
    I can’t get the app to do anything at all. The instructions are completely useless. Near as I can tell, all this really alleges it can do is add two-factor authentication. I followed the instructions to the letter and received a code with no place to enter it & other times received nothing at all. Some days later . . . . Okay, a provider pretty much begged me to use the app. I carefully followed the instructions from the provider & Microsoft. The process appeared to complete & the provider’s website acknowledges the presence of Authenticator. However, the sign in process has not changed, not at all. I still have to use the usual password or Face ID. What has this accomplished? Zero. Either the program is vapor ware or the instructions are so utterly opaque as to be useless. I’ve taken the app off of my devices. Hopefully that won’t rise up to bite me.
  • Why do you need my data? 3/5

    By MDRuckus
    Apps like Authy do not track you or have data linked to you at all. So, why does Microsoft red my personal information when Authy can do the same thing without?
  • Utter garbage. 1/5

    By wamtrum
    About a week and a half ago I denied a request for authentication so my work accounts were locked down (as a precaution and as expected), and ever since then this reeking pile of hot garbage has utterly stymied all attempts by myself and my employer’s IT department to regain access to my accounts on my mobile devices. The different strategies we have used are too many to go into here, on both phone and tablet, but they all end with “verification failed.” So thanks for that pain the a55 Microsoft.
  • Crashes on restore 1/5

    By farhaddad
    The app keeps crashing when I try to restore and it never finishes restoring so I end up with half of my websites
  • Great app 5/5

    By WayLayChace
    Definitely a lot easier than remembering all the different at passwords
  • help please 2/5

    By Paul Mannheim
    app is locked and pressing “unlock” does nothing. i tried to update it it will not.
  • Just Works 5/5

    By shrike92
    Works great. What more could you ask for.
  • Makes logging in and phone migration a piece of cake 5/5

    By Ralph Jr.
    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!
  • Microsoft Authenticator 5/5

    By GranDad E Purp
    Works Great !
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  • Best 2FA available 5/5

    By StyleBendr
    Best Authenticator available as google 2fa does not backup
  • Authenticator 2/5

    By ssas5150
    I’m sorry guys I’ve read that a hundred times the description of how the Authenticator works it sounds good but it also sounds like there a step I’m missing to operate it’s a password our account information I think.
  • Authenticator 5/5

    By Wauday
    This is been a caterer is one of the best ones I have ever used no matter where no matter what no matter what kind of items like iPads PC iPhones regardless anything with a password and I totally forgot this specific indicator was sit there and bypass everything and do a face recognition and you are done outstanding
  • The best athencator ever 5/5

    By Greg Paulus
    It is a very easy to use app to help my games and work!
  • Dark Mode? 5/5

    By Steve Wrona
    Please? This is one of the few apps that I use multiple times per day, and I always forget about that shiny white background.
  • This authenticator doesn’t work 1/5

    By chfdyhcrhbi
    This authenticator keeps taking me around in circles over and over and over and over I keep putting in everything asked me to and when I put it in the fingerprint it just disappears and I have to start over. This is the way every Microsoft product works for me. I don’t know if I’ve been hacked I don’t know if Microsoft hates my guts. I was I know is Microsoft makes it so that I can’t use my computer that I have paid for. If there was another platform besides windows I would go for it Microsoft is ruining my life
  • It does what I need it to do. 5/5

    By Dave95m3
    It does what I need it to do, and does it without issue.
  • Help 1/5

    By AlvyOchoa
    I checked my code which is 8 digits but the code to log in will only let me put in 6 characters!!!
  • Accessing my account 2/5

    Access to my Microsoft account seems to keep changing and now I can’t even log on!!!!!! 😆
  • StainGang 5/5

    By BackdoeDoeStainGang
    I took a niga account using this #StainGangBackdoeSh
  • Very Inconvenient App 1/5

    By Asereco16
    More Inconvenience than actual Security
  • ? 1/5

    By arialha1
    Why do you need the authentificator app to log into the authentificator app?
  • Version history not helpful 5/5

    By beanie144
    The version history info doesn’t provide anything about the actual bug fixes. It would be nice to know if a problem we have experienced has been fixed
  • Decent but needs work 3/5

    By Crunchy-Frog
    I really like the MS Authenticator and the setup works well and it’s easy to use. The issue is when you juggle multiple devices with differing OS’s or you get a new phone or device. You basically have to setup many or most of your 2FA’s all over again. I have a backup on iCloud from my iPhone but it does not seem to have a way to just open that backup or import it into my iPad Pro. I like it overall but it honestly has a ways to go before I can fully use it.
  • Horrible App 1/5

    By AppMaster1
    Don’t get this app - it keeps sending you in a loop and locks you out of your account; doesn’t migrate to where you can manage it in time for the few seconds your code is revealed. Apparently Microsoft didn’t use any common sense beta testers. The WORST —- ZERO stars