Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 6.3.19
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 65.11 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.0
Score: 4.5
From 16,257 Ratings


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.



  • iOS 13 public beta

    By Royce1215
    Does this app work well with iOS 13 public beta? Has anyone tested?
  • Most difficult frustrating pointless app ever

    By caden key
    First of all, why? Just send a verification code by text like EVERY OTHER SERVICE EVER. Took me 30+ minutes to log in to my own email account. App is extremely difficult and nonsensical. Contemplated just dropping out of college to avoid having to use this app
  • Everyone Needs This

    By Rooster Tim
    I have recommended this app to everyone I know. Linking your accounts to an authenticatoe gives you must better control and account security. Should someone attempt to crack into a certain account, and should have the password, I still have to authorize it. If I deny it, I can then change the password when I am able to. An extra step in security can go a long way, and this is a step in the right direction.

    By wtdangles
    What the hell are you supposed to do when you have a QR code for your secret key but the stupid app wants you to type it in? How can this app have 4+ rating?
  • does it work with xbox one?

    By justintmai
    see title
  • It’s Microsoft...

    By BeamerBenzBentli
    Enough said. Knowing Windows OS, I don’t even want this plague on my phone.
  • Tried to sign up but this was way too complicated.

    By J Fred T
    This app should be easy to sign into but was too complicated for this old timer.
  • First Review Mysteriously Removed

    By XIslandz
    Long, extremely frustrating story short: went to configure this authenticator for the FIRST TIME, then got caught in a loop where I needed to provide the authentication code in order to setup the Authenticator to send an authentication code... Chicken and Egg, anyone? Completely locked out of all my MS related activities. Was finally able to change some outdated recovery information, but still locked out until that change is completed after 30 days. So yeah, thanks but no thanks Microsoft... seriously considering switching back to Google again simply because I rarely have problems with my Google accounts compared to MS and Apple. Proceed with caution, folks!
  • Nice app, but really?

    By bozopriester
    Nice app, but your last update (08/14) blew away all but one of the accounts I had set up.
  • Issues

    By Puchunga9511
    My messenger keeps connecting over and over. I have disconnected from my home WiFi and it still does it. Could you please look into this. Thanks