Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2015-05-30
  • Current Version: 6.1.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 58.51 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 3,802 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.



  • Auth in Lock Screen

    By Leone145
    I’ve noticed you can auth to services through a locked Apple device. Seems to be a minor security flaw.
  • Did not

    By sylerm
    I used this app with Microsoft and the codes they gave me didn’t work and they locked me out of my computer for having too many failed attempts. Deleted the app.
  • Authenticator Lost My Backup

    By dillongilmore
    DO NOT USE!! I trusted that Microsoft’s backup feature actually worked. I had to do a hardware reset on my phone and Microsoft doesn’t let you export the totp values. The only thing you can do is backup to iCloud. I was extremely diligent when doing this and followed all of the instructions precisely. After doing the hardware reset the first thing I did was Begin Recovery which just said that I don’t have any backups in my iCloud.... I’m now locked out of my most important accounts. I would encourage people to look into other alternatives that give them more control over their own secrets like Bitwarden or even LastPass and avoid using this app.
  • Absolutely junk

    By clint & Rudy
    It doesn’t give u a qr to scan and I’ve put the code in 4 times and doesn’t work
  • this app

    By rommelaxo
    ammaaaziing helped me recover my password oh it is wonder ful if tou are like me that never remembers your passwords then you should have this app WOONDDDEERRFULLL
  • Codes don’t work

    By User11554
    I’d be nice if the codes worked so I can get what I need done, done but otherwise I guess it works fine.
  • Codes refreshes to quickly

    By Softball_03
    I am a huge fan of xbox and gaming, but being told that i need to create a new password when I have my current password for what feels like forever. Also i turned two-step verification thinking that is a way around having to not create a new password for my account. No when I try to let my friend log on to my account so he can help with a game that I don’t have a whole lot of time to play as much as i would like
  • Safe

    It keeps my accounts safe.
  • Face ID

    Needs to support Face ID
  • Missing function

    By BRobTech2018
    Needs a push that just needs a click to accept. Just like Duo app