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We're always working on new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Make sure you stay updated with the latest version for the best authentication experience.

App Description

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) or two factor authentication (2FA) provides a second layer of security. When logging in with multi-factor authentication, 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 one-time password (OTP) generated by the app. The one-time passwords (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 one-time password (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 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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 31, 2015 Initial release
  • June 13, 2015 New version 3.0.3
  • July 14, 2015 New version 3.1
  • July 31, 2015 New version 3.1.1
  • September 13, 2015 New version 3.2.0
  • October 03, 2015 New version 3.2.1
  • November 14, 2015 New version 3.2.3
  • November 30, 2015 New version 3.2.4
  • December 21, 2015 New version 3.2.5
  • February 14, 2016 New version 3.3.0
  • February 19, 2016 New version 3.3.1
  • February 19, 2016 New version 3.3.1
  • February 19, 2016 New version 3.3.1
  • March 25, 2016 New version 3.3.3
  • June 23, 2016 New version 3.4.1
  • July 09, 2016 New version 3.4.2
  • August 15, 2016 New version 3.4.4
  • August 17, 2016 New version 3.4.5
  • November 05, 2016 New version 4.2.1
  • December 01, 2016 New version 4.2.3
  • December 13, 2016 New version 4.2.8
  • August 24, 2018 New version 5.9.14
  • February 15, 2019 New version 6.2.5
  • June 13, 2019 New version 6.3.6
  • June 21, 2019 New version 6.3.7
  • August 16, 2019 New version 6.3.13
  • August 28, 2019 New version 6.3.15
  • September 11, 2019 New version 6.3.19
  • October 05, 2019 New version 6.3.22
  • November 26, 2019 New version 6.3.23
  • December 24, 2019 New version 6.3.24
  • January 28, 2020 New version 6.3.27
  • March 12, 2020 New version 6.4.1
  • March 24, 2020 New version 6.4.3
  • May 20, 2020 New version 6.4.7
  • July 14, 2020 New version 6.4.16
  • October 15, 2020 New version 6.4.39
  • October 21, 2020 New version 6.4.41
  • November 10, 2020 New version 6.5.4
  • December 15, 2020 New version 6.5.13
  • December 18, 2020 New version 6.5.14
  • January 13, 2021 New version 6.5.15
  • February 02, 2021 New version 6.5.22
  • February 05, 2021 New version 6.5.27
  • February 17, 2021 New version 6.5.29
  • March 02, 2021 New version 6.5.34
  • March 06, 2021 New version 6.5.38
  • March 31, 2021 New version 6.5.51
  • April 05, 2021 New version 6.5.53