Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 6.8.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 195.46 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Score: 4.76771
From 364,610 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.



  • No Vision Pro support

    By Hacker Dag
    I’m lucky in that I can use Teams, but I can’t use Outlook Email. Truly a travesty
  • Hate it

    By C bur
    I hate the my work made us switch to having to use this. It like never works and I can’t even access my email anymore.
  • Can’t Sign In

    By Rob8009999999
    I can’t sign in to my school account. It will show the code, however it won’t let me approve it.
  • An obstacle for access

    By Coves Darden PRE
    This app never shows a code nor has a place to put a code. It keeps me out instead of keeping unauthorized users out. Very irritating experience
  • Terrible

    By Austin_LoCurto
    Have to update this app eveyday, annoying
  • Code refresh not beginning from app open is bad design

    By gopackgo678
    My biggest issue is that every time I open the app to get a six-digit code, I have seconds before it refreshes. Other authenticator apps start the 30 second count down after you open the app, so getting the code from those apps is no problem. The way Microsoft does it I end up wasting time just waiting for the code to refresh cause I don’t have enough time to put in the current code.
  • No backups

    By Disorganized orginization
    I absolute hate that I lose everything when I changed my phone. This app has zero back up and if it does it is not user friendly.
  • so annoying

    By ghostie10884
    hate this stupid thing
  • Microsoft force installation

    By Apple disappoints yet again
    Microsoft forces you to download this app to use their email service. They claim it's for security but it's only so they can increase user numbers

    By Rdwwww
    Stop trying to shove this horrible app down our throats, Microsoft!!