Forget passwords, go passwordless

Adopt passwordless multifactor authentication to sign in with one look or tap.

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Why passwordless?

Bring your organization into the future with passwordless authentication. New standards like Web Authentication API (WebAuthN) and Fast Identity Online (FIDO2) are enabling passwordless authentication across platforms.

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.

Sign in to applications and services faster

There are no passwords to create, store, or remember.

Achieve a higher level of security

Use industry-recognized security standards that work across a broad set of devices and services.

Reduce IT support costs

Password reset support tickets are a high cost for many companies and cause a loss in productivity.

Passwordless overview

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What is passwordless authentication?

Get an overview of passwordless authentication in Azure AD and things to consider in your planning.

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How to implement and use passwordless authentication

Learn how to implement and use passwordless methods of authentication in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

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Passwordless authentication using Azure AD

Take a closer look at your options for eliminating password usage with Azure AD and the latest in passwordless solutions.

Passwordless authentication in Azure AD

Azure AD provides ways to natively authenticate your users, using passwordless methods that simplify the sign-in experience and reduce risk of attack.

Choose the right passwordless technology for your users

Each organization has different needs when it comes to authenticators. Microsoft offers multiple passwordless methods that work seamlessly with Azure AD.

Windows Hello for Business

For Windows devices.

Sign in up to three times faster with biometric authentication, stored locally to protect against attacks.

Microsoft Authenticator app

For mobile devices.

Get a push notification and verify identity with a biometric or PIN.

FIDO2 security keys

For access to public or shared devices.
Replace passwords with a security key using multifactor authentication.

More on passwordless

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Why passwords don’t matter

Explore attacks on passwords and ways the password itself factors into the equation.

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The state of passwordless authentication in the enterprise

Learn how companies are moving to passwordless solutions and hear best practices from deployments.

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Achieving NIST assurance levels with Azure AD

Find out how to attain authentication assurance levels (AAL) to meet NIST guidelines using Microsoft solutions.

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Passwordless: What’s it worth

Join Bret Arsenault, Microsoft CISO, and Joy Chik, CVP of Identity, as they talk about the cost of going passwordless.

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Preparing your enterprise to eliminate passwords

Bret Arsenault, Microsoft CISO, shares how he implemented passwordless authentication for Microsoft employees and saves the company time and money.

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All about biometric authentication

Explore Microsoft’s research and recommendation on how to use biometric authentication securely.

Take a deep dive into Azure AD passwordless solutions

Passwordless authentication in action

The Little Potato Company.

The Little Potato Company

“Most of our employees aren’t using a password even to start their workday.”

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“Windows Hello for Business is personal, simple, and provides a brilliant user experience with high security. Our people love logging on with their fingerprint or face.”

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“Security devices fit nicely with our current scenarios. They are simple to deploy and easy to use. We see value in rolling FIDO2-enabled badges to all our staff in the future.”

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State of Georgia government

“As long as employees’ devices are healthy, they can sign in directly to the OST network using biometrics. Outside the office, the agency is using Microsoft Authenticator combined with facial recognition and FIDO 2.0 security tokens for an extra layer of security.”

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Bridgewater Capital

“Everyone at Bridgewater has a Microsoft Surface laptop, which offers the latest hardware for passwordless authentication. If you care about the risk of hardware tampering, Surface is the best laptop out there, because they’re designed with security in mind.”

Additional Azure AD passwordless resources


Read overviews of feature concepts within Azure AD.

How-to guides

See step-by-step guides on Azure AD features.


Learn to deploy with tutorials.

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