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Passwordless authentication

Hackers don’t break in—they sign in. Protect one of attackers’ most common entry points by going passwordless.

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Reimagine secure access with Microsoft Entra

Discover the latest identity and access innovations and how to strengthen your defenses with Microsoft Entra.

Zero Trust starts with secure access

Transform the security of your entry points with best-in-class passwordless authentication technology from Microsoft.

Reduce risk with the leader in data security

Take advantage of innovations in passwordless industry standards from Microsoft, a founding member of the FIDO2 Alliance.

Dramatically lower IT costs

Increase productivity by taking password policies and reset support tickets off your team’s to-do list.

Ensure a seamless user experience

Replace passwords with your choice of convenient and secure options for passwordless authentication.

Take sign-in security from better to best

Minimize the threat of password theft for good with the strongest authentication method available in the marketplace.

Manage passwordless authentication with Microsoft Entra

Use Microsoft Entra ID to manage Windows Hello for Business, the Microsoft Authenticator app, and FIDO2 security keys for all of your users.

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Windows Hello for Business

Enable safer sign-ins with biometric authentication for Windows devices.

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Microsoft Authenticator app

Empower employees and partners to verify their identities with biometrics or a PIN on their mobile device.

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FIDO2 security keys

Replace usernames and passwords with an external security key or a platform key built into a device.

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See how Microsoft customers are going passwordless

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Plan a passwordless deployment

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