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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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

Reduce risk of compromise with innovations in passwordless industry standards, led by 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 completely.

Ensure a seamless user experience

Free users from managing passwords with passwordless authentication supported by the breadth of the Microsoft network and our partners.

Take sign-in security from better to best

Eliminate password theft for good with the strongest authentication method available in the marketplace.

Manage passwordless authentication in Azure AD, now part of Microsoft Entra

Use the passwordless methods wizard in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to manage Windows Hello for Business, the Microsoft Authenticator App, and FIDO2 security keys for all 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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Windows Hello for Business

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

An employee sitting at their desk showing another employee who is standing over their shoulder information on a monitor.

Microsoft Authenticator app

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

A person standing at a table using a pen to navigate on a tablet.

FIDO2 security keys

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

Industry recognition

See how Microsoft customers are going passwordless

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Related solutions

Features like multifactor authentication can help secure your organization, but users often get frustrated with the additional security layer on top of having to remember their passwords. Passwordless authentication methods are more convenient because there’s no password to remember, and they’re compatible across most devices and systems. Plus, they’re virtually impervious to phishing.

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