Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 6.7.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 176.59 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
Score: 4.78582
From 252,110 Ratings


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.



  • We can get a few more things for the

    By shjvg579
    I’m sorry to say it is so good and not sure how
  • Very helpful

    By Loved by God#700quadrillion
    It works well for me.
  • The only way I could

    By Drivinglusui
    I’m so happy you found
  • User experience degraded

    By Nickname22123456789
    No Apple Watch approval and entering 2 digits is a step backwards for ease of use.
  • Words in left top corner

    By Jasondc1983
    Change the color of the words in the left corner that allows you to switch back to the previous app.
  • Simply lacking

    By whizkids
    To start, the fake reviews on this app are completely unreal. There are so many fake reviews! Try other apps which are actually innovative, this one is stale. Apple Watch support was removed, but it could have been kept. It would have been great to see a password code on the Apple Watch; I get not being able approve from the Apple Watch but could be solved by not showing a map and only a location. Why do you give me the option to approve in a push notification if I can’t approve it? You need to change the push button functionality functionality. I’d be interested in seeing an approval widget, it could have a location and other features as well. I expect other innovations in this app but this app has not evolved in years, it has been stale.
  • Major Bug draining battery and heating up phone

    By ashes22_22
    Whenever I open this app, my phone heats up very rapidly right where the processor is, going from room temperature to very hot within 20 seconds. This also drains my battery extremely fast, and I have no idea why it would do this. I’ve updated the app several times and it has not been fixed. I’m using a 2020 iPhone SE if that matters.
  • Review.

    By Androski
    Not reliable at keeping passwords or staying connected to the right accounts.
  • Worst app ever/ 95% of the reviews are fake

    By 👉👆👇☝️👈
    I curse my college for forcing me to have to use this terrible app. I got a new phone and now I can’t fix the authenticator without first authenticating. This is so circular and absurd.
  • Stop using this app. Please.

    By LucyVine
    This is the worst app I have ever had. I wish I could give zero stars. It makes no sense. I have tried to sign in to so many different accounts, but this app always takes me in circles where I am unable to sign into anything. Thank you so much for creating absolute disasters for every student ever.