Microsoft Corporation
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The Authenticator app generates security codes you can use to help keep your Microsoft account secure. You can add your Microsoft account to the app by scanning a barcode or by manually entering a secret key. The app implements industry-standard security code generation and may also work with other services and providers. You can learn more about keeping your Microsoft account secure at ** The Authenticator app is not supported for use with Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Use the Mutli Factor Authentication app for this.

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Mobile device

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Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
1.21 MB

Utilities & tools

This app can
Use your rear- or front-facing camera
Use your device network services

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

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Extremely unwieldy compared to the Google version, can't count the number of times I've been frustrated trying to switch between Authenticator and the app requesting the code. However, it works fine, including for Google accounts.

13 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Works well as an autheticator but it needs an update to support wp8.1 backup properly so you don't lose all your logins if your phone dies.

31 out of 37 people found this helpful.

Compared to MS own Android version is bad.

MS's own Android version allows you to instantly receive a notification of requests, then you tap approve or deny. No copying or typing codes, especially useful when logging into something on a phone as no need to multitask. Even Microsoft treats Windows Phone as a lower platform than Android :(

28 out of 33 people found this helpful.

Does the job okay, BUT the Android version is far better. Clicking a simple Approve button, than entering digits is more user friendly. But this works fine for me though.

20 out of 23 people found this helpful.

A split screen option (top and bottom/toast style) might help users speed and ease of use, also might help solve the issue of some sites/apps crashing after having to be reloaded when swiping back into view.

15 out of 17 people found this helpful.

Easy, simple to use and straight forward to set up. Those who don't know what your secret key is, that's good as otherwise it wouldn't be a secret😉. Joking aside, your better of looking it up as opposed to fretting over it in the review section...

19 out of 22 people found this helpful.

Works perfectly as an authenticator. The only issue is you can't remove any accounts once they've been added.

17 out of 20 people found this helpful.

Does the job

Good app but would be awesome if the phone backup included it. Massive pain when you get a new phone or do a factory reset!

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Works well. When it actually worked. I had to factory reset my phone and now all of my ea games won't accept the codes the authenticator generates. HELP!!

11 out of 12 people found this helpful.

Simple implementation of google authenticator. Nice minimal interface which does whats required and nothing else. Time synchronization helps to ensure generated codes are correct. Best authenticator app I've found on Windows phone.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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