The end of passwords, go passwordless

Adopt modern authentication technologies to provide ease of use without the risk of passwords.

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Passwordless benefits

Improve security

Reduce risk from phishing and password attacks. Switch to passwordless Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Enable convenience

Give people an easy, convenient way to sign in and access data from anywhere.

Manage at scale

Use Identity and Access Management to enable single sign-in, manage MFA, and apply access policies.


Reasons to go passwordless


Passwordless authentication solutions

Windows Hello for Business

Increase sign-in convenience with biometric authentication. Replace passwords with MFA on Windows 10 PCs.

Microsoft Authenticator

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

FIDO2 security keys

Replace passwords with a security key using MFA with the standards-based protocols on a mobile device.

Microsoft Edge

Authenticate from a browser. Microsoft Edge supports a broad set of passwordless authenticators.


"By 2022, Gartner predicts 60 percent of large and global enterprises, and 90 percent of mid-size enterprises, will implement passwordless methods in more than 50 percent of use cases. *"


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Adopting a passwordless strategy

Understand password risks

Audit your environment to see risky passwords and why getting rid of passwords is important.

Enable self-service

Ensure a smooth rollout of MFA by using single sign-on and preregistering people for password reset.

Try password alternatives

See why going passwordless works and what to consider for your first deployment.

Reduce prompts

Use Conditional Access to understand the context and risk of sign ins and provide the right access.


What people are saying

British Telecom logo

“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.”

-Peter Scott, Director of Dynamic IT, British Telecom Technology

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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.”

Emirates IT

What Microsoft experts are saying



Latest passwordless news

Azure AD support for FIDO2

The public preview of Azure AD support for FIDO2-based passwordless sign-in.

FIDO2 support for Microsoft accounts

Announcing passwordless FIDO2 support for Microsoft accounts.

Authenticator passwordless support

Passwordless sign-in with Microsoft Authenticator for Azure AD accounts.

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