Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.7.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
223,368 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)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 app reviews

  • Deleted all my codes 1/5

    By Lbbbbbb1984
    After going from an iPhone 12 max to an iPhone 14 max pro this app deleted all of my crypto authentication codes and now I can’t get into my accounts.
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By aarmauand
    I got a new phone and I am unable to login to see my account, now I am unable to login to see my work schedule thanks for nothing you worthless app
  • Works great but.. 1/5

    By TheSaltiestSailor
    Gets 1 star from me for not having a desktop version, how is it possible to be a Microsoft product but not be accessible through pc forcing me to always have my old phone on me to log into everything… I guess if I break my phone then I can kiss those accounts goodbye.
  • Uninstalled, as it asked to share my/user's data !! 1/5

    By Emde-Ash
    Strangely, this MS app says, unless user / i share data, user / i cannot use it !! Uninstalled it. Another strange thing is, it provides only two options: [Accept] button to allow it to spy/steal data, or [Decline] button to decline the option !! Why is it "Decline" ? it should be [Decline & Uninstall] ... that wud make uninstallation easy. Or it can display a [Uninstall] button immediately after pressing [Decline].

    By zmodofail
    Do not use this app at all costs. If you upgrade your phone, and restore from even an encrypted back up, none of the data from the Authenticator is saved in your new phone. You will be locked out of every single account you use this app for. This app is utter trash and Microsoft has zero support to help users who experience this issue.
  • Works as designed 1/5

    By ID_10_T
    First start with the windows App, login forced to download the app, login jump to phone login not that ID even though you are using it that id does not exist login go to webpage to continue logging in login down load the app to continue the logging. Go to next phone Sign it. Go to webpage to continue signing in. Email has been sent however there’s nothing asking for that code continue on the website. Click here to download the app. Yep it’s Rock Solid
  • Unnecessary Frustration! 1/5

    By Mike1024848274723
    Switched to a new phone, and now I cannot log into any Microsoft account since the verification codes are not being sent to my new phone! Microsoft could not bother even allowing for the transfer of old Authenticator account to new phone. I also cannot email Microsoft since my Microsoft accounts need my Authenticator account working, and it is not! This is the worst app Microsoft has ever made. Two-step verification is silly and pointless security that should be made optional. Not everyone wants to deal with this nonsense!
  • Needs Apple Watch support 2/5

    By pgk2008
    This used to work beautifully on my Apple Watch. Not sure why MS would remove this functionality, disappointing.
  • Unreliable 1/5

    By shurm13
    It often goes into infinite loop of giving errors. It is unprofessional, poorly developed app.
  • Terrible Inscrutable Process 1/5

    By Seventh fret
    This is the worst app I have ever tried to use. It lost my password. Every attempt to reset wanted me to use the authenticator to sign in…duh.🙄🙄🙄 When I went through an tedious process to reset the password, it said the password was reset; however, when I then tried to sign in with the new password it didn’t recognize the password. I will never use this for any sign in process.
  • Total pain 1/5

    By benisbih
    Signed up for two factor authentication for my college : worst mistake of my life, lots of login issues
  • Simple and easy 5/5

    By Wonton061533
    Wish they had more options on how o get passwords in but they do a good job.
  • Disgusting Fake Reviews 1/5

    By not happy camera
    These Reviews are Fake that say the app are good. I’m sooooo upset about the money I’m out of today I now am triying to delete the app, turn off two way authenticator and nothing is working I’m freaking believable. Now i have to disable my alarm these ucking suckers no regard for people no phone number people complaining for years
  • Great App for authentication 5/5

    By Wheemans
    I have been using the Microsoft Authentication app for a few years now without any issues. The only problem I have run j to was upgrading my phone and transferring data. The app migrated without any issues, but my accounts I had did not make the move. Had to re-add each one. I can sort of see why we would need to do this, but my Duo Auth app moved my accounts without any issues.
  • Wrong name 2/5

    By Not-Mozart
    This should be called “OneWorkplace” because all the web front-end is called “OneWorkplace” super confusing that the app is named differently. I mean I’m aware MS has absolutely no concept of semantics or UX but hey, since you don’t QA your products you can save money be releasing beta software and use feedback and forums to gather bug reports and complaints.
  • Approval request to sign in won’t go through 1/5

    By Brightside92
    I can’t log in to my work’s computer because every time I click send approval request to the app, nothing happens. Garbage app
  • Looping issue 2/5

    By krystin H
    PLEASE fix the looping issue. When setting up new accounts, you’ll receive a notice to open Authenticator. At that point, Authenticator tells you to open Authenticator, too. Horrible idea to include opening an already open app, as it won’t allow for codes to come through.
  • TERRIBLE 1/5

    By Kin2023
    I have my work account which is connected to this App.It NEVER works.If you cannot properly access the Authentication there is no other option.No Customer Service.The only way I can access my info is going on a random computer which doesn’t go through this stupid App. Worst mistake I’ve ever made!!!!
  • Another Terrible Microsoft Product 1/5

    By another_grievance
    I’m required to use Authenticator for my work. Most recently, the app crashed every time I tried to open it, and when I re-downloaded the app, I can’t access my work account. When it isn’t crashing, I have to input my PIN at least three times to get it to unlock. It’s a terrible interface, and I’m begging my workplace to get away from Microsoft products.
  • removing watch support 1/5

    By helpmepleasestoplol
    if you take away the apple watch app, i’ll just move to linux. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Love it! 5/5

    By James Brodski
    Makes MFA easy!
  • Please Don’t Remove Apple Watch Support 1/5

    By ChrisCrowley
    Please don’t remove Apple Watch support! I rely on and use every day. I don’t want to take my phone out of my pocket every time I need to connect.
  • GARBAGE 1/5

    By Nicholas331
  • Crashes when opening 1/5

    By Dragtalfski
    Locked out of all my work accounts now.
  • Wildy Garbage App 1/5

    By william.d.1
    Just spent the past 2 hours trying to use this app in conjunction this a teams account and it proceeded to trap me in an infinite loop of not being able to sign in. Awful compatibility considering both are Microsoft based apps. Fix definitely needed to make the interface more usable and not so garbage.
  • Apple Watch support 1/5

    By Mige12
    Please continue Apple Watch support else I will need to look for alternative solutions

    By Tedd FC
  • Can’t understand passwords 2/5

    By Jalapeñolord
    A good source for codes but it would rather send codes then have you put passwords
  • No longer works 1/5

    By Polekat22
    I don’t get the pop ups with the authentication window any longer. Have to choose to have the code emailed to me instead
  • There’s no answers for problems with this app 1/5

    By Mz0
    I received a code from a website saying to use it with the Authenticator app. I can’t figure out where to put it in at. When I search online I come up with nothing.
  • like this app but… it’s not helpful enough 1/5

    By xxsadgirlxx
    if i have the password saved in edge, microsoft authenticator will delete the password in the app! it’s maddening when the default for getting passwords on my phone is this app and i click it and nothing comes up! i have to go into settings and then my saved passwords on the edge app to get it and i’ll put it back on authenticator just for it to get deleted again
  • Never force reviews 1/5

    By zartog
    Never force reviews
  • This app is insufferably confusing 2/5

    By Locker#175
    Seriously how does this even work? I open the app and then it says I have to open ANOTHER AUTHENTICATOR APP to approve my request to use said authenticator app. How is that supposed to make any sense? No sign in, no passwords, we’re just gonna force you to use another device? What if I’m locked out of that app’s version of authenticator too. Completely ridiculous. I needed it for college, but once I get rid of Outlook I’m never using this mess of an app again and I don’t think you should either.
  • Used to be great now it's a pain to use 1/5

    By Old Biscuits
    The update that removed the Apple watch app is disappointing. The authenticator sometimes doesn't auto pop up for authentication, this leads to expired tokens. Sometimes the splash page covers the number, takes extra steps to get it done when it used to be almost instant. Microsoft dropped the ball on this one.
  • Needs Apple Watch support 1/5

    By ?.!:&!??.
    Apple Watch support is a no-brainer. Why would you remove function from your app and make it more difficult to use. What’s next, a blue screen of death?
  • Apple Watch Support! 5/5

    By mstrelau
    Please, please, please, do not remove support for Apple Watch! I use this multiple times a day and it works really well.
  • Apple Watch Support 1/5

    By adamada67
    It was a huge convenience to be able to use a smartwatch to authenticate. I’m very disappointed to learn that Microsoft is planning to discontinue smart watch support for Authenticator. This is a big step backwards and I hope Microsoft reconsiders
  • Authenticator 1/5

    By Josiah Hikl
    By far one of the worst apps I’ve ever used. There are no words that capture the amount of disdain I have for this app. Extremely faulty, with a terrible user interface. Overall if I could remove this app from the existence of the universe I would.
  • Removing Apple Watch support 1/5

    By Ryan Demski
    The primary way I interact without app is through the Apple Watch and they’re removing support
  • Removing functionality 1/5

    By Vrkljan
    Not a fan of removing Apple Watch support. I constantly is that functionality every day.
  • Locked out of my account 1/5

    By not Microsoft tech support
    So I used to use the Authenticator app but when I got a new phone because my old one broke I got a new number and I tried to login but is would not work because the “use my app” doesn’t work and because I changed phones the “text ************* number” doesn’t work either. Also it won’t let me make a new account. So basically I all banned for the Authenticator app. Is there a way to fix it?
  • Jaysol 1/5

    By NOPE,100000
    I used to like it but unfortunately I am stuck in a perpetual loop of 2FA after upgrading my phone. It keeps sending me 6 digits but requires 7 digits to verify. It’s a known issue on Microsoft’s forum. Do not use it until they fix this.
  • Least intuitive app I’ve ever used 1/5

    By jperson01
    This is my first review on the App Store after getting so frustrated using this app. It just kept sending me in a loop back to the main setup screen at each step, where I would have to start over again. I watched the video that it says to watch and it keeps responding this way even after I carefully followed each step.
  • Not impressed with Microsoft 3/5

    By Vocamc
    This is ridiculous that I have to load an app on my personal cell phone to log into a business account!
  • The app refuses to install 1/5

    By AnaV83
    How can I protect my account if I keep getting “Unable to install app”
  • Happy user 5/5

    By amenjenn
    Super user friendly, easy, and convenient!
  • How to install on a new device, w/o using password? 3/5

    By KingOfSalsa
    I can’t see what I’m typing. What the h…? I want to install/configure Authenticator app on a new device. I don’t want to type in my password. How can I I do that using Authenticator on an existing device????????r on a new device. I don’t want to type the password. I can’t figure out how to do that with instructions given.
  • Don’t kill the Apple Watch App. Please. 1/5

    By Vectorhive
    Really. My Apple Watch is a secure device tied to my phone. What is the security risk? I authenticate using my watch several times a day. Please don’t take it off my watch.
  • Terrible 1/5

    By TonyAG97
    Switched phones and have not been able to log back in.