Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

Designed & Published By Microsoft Corporation

  • App Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 5.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 35.50 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 433 Reviews)
  • Price:
Microsoft Authenticator App Ratings: 3.5
Based on 433 Reviews

Microsoft Authenticator App Description

Sign in is easy, convenient, and secure when you use Microsoft Authenticator. Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account. You simply have to 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'll have access to all your Microsoft products and services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office, and more. Microsoft Authenticator also supports multi factor authentication for work, school, and non-Microsoft accounts. The app provides a second layer of security after your password. When logging in, 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 verification code generated by the app.  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.

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App Reviews

  • Where’s facial recognition support?

    By Buddhastyle
    Never had a problem with this app until I bought the iPhone X. Now I need to use my pin because the device has no fingerprint option and the app doesn’t support facial recognition (which is apparently more secure). Please add. Otherwise, this app works great!
  • Takes a lot if tries to make the notification appear.

    By A. C. I
    I have tried few times, but didn't get anything. Then decided to turn off wifi and see if on cellular data the notification would go through and it did. WiFi has an excellent internet connection, so I don't really know what is causing this notification delay or the multiple tries.
  • Won’t download

    By skayc56
    It shows just a little bit more to get to fully downloaded but will not complete the task
  • Less awful than using those old RSA hard tokens

    By meltmade
    The ability to copy and paste verification tokens is what lifts this app up out of the sinking swamp of annoying corporate authentication schemes and into the abysmal humid rotten atmosphere roiling just above it. I'm also tired of every Microsoft application out there now referring to itself as "we." Stop it.
  • How to delete Authenticator app

    By 1937::
    Terrible this app has taken over my iPhone. Microsoft support cannot help me delete it! Do NOT download thus app. You will regret it IMMEDIATELY! Microsoft provides NO HELP!
  • The Gold Standard

    By BlazinBear
    If every authentication app worked like this, they might be used more. This app is by far more useful than the Google competitor. Having to use both, since some accounts only work on one or the other, I much prefer to use Microsoft. The simple act of hitting approve or selecting a number makes signing in a breeze. This is what the future of logging in should be like.
  • Typical Microsoft.

    By nira c
    Instead of supporting already existing Authentication apps. Create a code that cannot be used by anyone else then force people to download their app. The app crashes all the time. They don’t have Apple Watch support. I have to take out my phone every time I need a code. Fix it or support other authenticator apps.
  • Needs Face ID support

    By mercutio
    Great app, but you should be able to password protect it so other people who might use your iPhone can’t open it and access your codes. Face ID, Touch ID, and passcode support is a must.
  • Not Necessary!

    By Bigg dude
    This app is really not necessary, that is if you stay on top of your accounts. It eventually gets annoying with the extra steps and starts to be a hindrance. Stay diligent don't become complacent, and don't download this app it's simple as that. This app does what it claims to do and would be very helpful to someone who can not stay focused. To those who are completely aware that remain focused this app is a time consuming step that's avoidable.
  • Simple and Effective

    By Goatllama
    Has always worked flawlessly for me. Would be great to have the option for an extra passcode lock for the app, though.