Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 6.5.53
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 144.06 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.78091
From 88,476 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) 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.



  • Access to came

    By Sarvi ghafari
    I have once declined letting the app access to the camera . Now, I cannot find where I change the setting for getting access to the camera
  • thx

    By Big Banzz
    I lost my account before and some one tried to sign in to my account my account but they couldn’t I got a message about and I changed my password and email
  • It just works.

    By Fryingrotus
    Very reliable.
  • Pretty decent overall

    By Twka90
    Works well most of the time. Couple annoying bugs: - two-factor confirmation on the watch is broken for half a year - sometimes there is a race condition during the face unlock, and the two-factor push notification does not show up. The app needs to be killed, and the push resent.
  • Help!!

    By U R Special <3
    It won’t let me turn it off‼️
  • Frost

    By caspuhz
    Modern Warfare Battle Royal
  • Terrible app

    By ihatemicrosoftauthenticatorapp
    This Authenticator app is extremely difficult to use and goes in circles about asking for information, codes, and QR codes and finally end in saying I can’t get into my account or I haven’t provided enough information. It asks me to scan a QR code and gives me no code to scan. Took me about 30 minutes in order to get the app to work and I didn’t even know what I did. Why is this required?
  • failed to describe changes in release notes

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

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

    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!