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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 https://account.live.com/p. ** The Authenticator app is not supported for use with Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Use the Mutli Factor Authentication app for this.

Available on

mobile device

mobile device

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
Recommended
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation


Approximate download size
1.21 MB


Category
Utilities & tools



Permissions
Use your rear- or front-facing camera
Use your device network services


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:5/5

7/4/2016

Iman

Platform: Mobile

Great but there's no lock

So useful app,but there is no option to lock it,plz add this to app Plz update the UI

59 out of 75 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:2/5

12/29/2015

Marc

Missing some key features

In general, the app works just the way you would expect it to. It needs the ability to sort and to delete outdated entries, however. If you have to disable MFA for a service and re-enable it (sometimes the linkage gets broken or the code gets out of synch, as happened to me today), and the only solution is to disable MFA on the account and enter a new code in the app. Problem is, now my choice is to have two codes showing up, where I have to remember one, or I have to go turn off and re-establish MFA for multiple apps. Bad choice. Come on, guys--give this one an update. I doubt either of these features would be tough to add.

41 out of 47 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

9/3/2016

Liam

Platform: Mobile

Does What it Should

Authenticator is a great two-step verification app. You really have to understand the reasoning and use of the app before enabling two-step verification. Codes last long enough to enter into another device, and even the same device, but it's not meant to be the same code every time (like a password keeper). The randomized combinations are for a reason and Authenticator does a great job providing random codes with practically no way to duplicate or guess the results. In regards to random number generators, Authenticator is doing a pretty good job. You cant beat the added security Authenticator adds to your Microsoft account. Though you may find that you entered the code a second too late into your other device, Authenticator is always handy with a new code to prove you are you.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

8/28/2016

Juan

Platform: Mobile

Great app that helps me keep my accounts safe

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

8/11/2016

Howard

Platform: Mobile

Great for two factor accounts

Great app. You need to understand what this is before installing and complaining, it simply generates codes that is linked to the account you configure it with. Example: If I have two factor authentication turned on for my many accounts. This apps works with all of them!

10 out of 12 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

8/21/2016

Steven

Platform: Mobile

This app stoped working.

This application stopped working with the latest preview build. It crashes on startup. This sucks because now I'm locked out of websites. Will update rating once resolved.

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

8/4/2016

Jeremy and Rebecca

Platform: Mobile

All codes deleted without warning

I used to love this app, but today, without any warning, all of the accounts that I had paired to the Authenticator app have been deleted! This is a huge problem for me as I am now unable to access a number of critical accounts.

7 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

8/6/2016

Keith

Platform: Mobile

Straight Forward App

Pretty simple review, app always works as expected, never crashes. What more could you want really? It's an authenticator, it authenticates. Bingo, bango, tango. Badaboom.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

8/10/2016

Tracy

Platform: Mobile

It just works

Simple, clean, and just plain works.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

7/4/2016

Iman

Platform: Mobile

Great but there's no lock

So useful app,but there is no option to lock it,plz add this to app Plz update the UI

59 out of 75 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

7/10/2016

Rohan Ron

Platform: Mobile

Does the job

Best app for 2-step authentication I've been using Android for over 4 years and this g is easy simpler and intuitive than Google's

12 out of 17 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

8/1/2016

Nick

Platform: Mobile

Convenient 2FA authenticator, many integrations

Does what needs to quickly. I wish it worked on the desktop version of Windows 10 also.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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