Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 6.8.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 187.73 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Score: 4.77216
From 313,258 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.



  • Terrible to pair with outlook email

    By Topsuse44
    Since 2-way authentication has been in place this app has been useless on my phone. This requires the Authenticator app and when I open the ACTUAL Microsoft Authenticator app it says I need to open the app I’m already on. Emails never appear although I get the notification and the flagging system is confusing once you categorize an email. Most frustrating email app ever, if my work did not require an outlook account I would never touch this app.
  • Terrible don’t use

    By nxckfkrk
  • Dark UX Pattern

    By Mike145
    App forces you to add Microsoft Authenticator as a password manager on iOS. Skip button does not work. Slimey user hostile move that should be investigated by the EU.
  • Who are the people giving this good reviews?

    By cwquinlan
    Locked outta my account and absolutely no way to get support whatsoever. DONT DOWNLOAD THIS APP IF YOU DONT HAVE TO. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ACCOUNTS.
  • Mandatory and doesn’t work

    By jorged200
    Mandatory in order to use some of the Microsoft apps, even though they can easily be authenticated by phone number. it is a hassle to set up and the QR scanner doesn’t work. Microsoft always tries to make you use their apps and products until they realize it doesn’t work at all and then changes everything. It’s their constant way of losing money and clients.
  • Keeps making me log in

    By Lady_Cat69
    So annoying
  • Sharing information to employer

    By Ashtray_Girl
    User content, Useage Data, and Contact Info should not be shared with my employer who requires I use this application on my personal devices. This is disgusting.
  • The stupidest app ever made

    By Fbsjdjfisal
    I appreciate the 2 step authentication when logging in my my Microsoft account however the 2 step verification doesn’t even work when the the number to verify pops up
  • Not what I thought it would.

    By Star Child.
    I messed up my accounts.
  • El mejor de todos

    By rxricardo
    El mejor de todos