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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

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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Industry recognition


Microsoft recognized for sixth year

Microsoft is a six-time Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Access Management.2, 3

KuppingerCole Analysts

A leader in Access Management

Learn why KuppingerCole rates Microsoft a strong positive across all product and leadership dimensions in Access Management.

See how Microsoft customers are going passwordless

More on passwordless authentication


Your password doesn’t matter

Learn how focusing on password rules—like “use long passwords” and “never use a password that’s seen a breach”—distracts us from what actually works.


Passwordless protection

Learn how to reduce your risk exposure and implement passwordless authentication with this comprehensive guide from Microsoft Security.


The state of passwordless in the enterprise

Hear how other organizations are moving to passwordless solutions like Windows Hello for Business, FIDO keys, and the Microsoft Authenticator app.


Plan a passwordless deployment

Learn how select the right passwordless authentication strategy for your business.

Protect everything

Make your future more secure. Explore your security options today.

  • [2] Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    GARTNER and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
  • [3] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Henrique Teixeira, Abhyuday Data, Michael Kelly, James Hoover, Brian Guthrie, 1 November 2022.

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