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 ** 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

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
1.21 MB

Utilities & tools

This app can
Use your rear- or front-facing camera
Use your device network services

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

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Ratings and reviews

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Does what it needs to.

Put a lock on your phone and use this app to do 2FA on your Microsoft account, Gmail, Facebook and other compliant services

70 out of 77 people found this helpful.

Does exactly as advertised. Great app.

16 out of 16 people found this helpful.

Great Authenticator App for Microsoft Accounts

Love how easy it is to setup. Just needs to support other account types/brands.

51 out of 56 people found this helpful.

Works extremely well - but if you ever have to reset your phone, reinstall the app or get a new phone, you lose all of your multifactor keys. This is a *huge* limitation - microsoft really needs to include this in the built-in phone backup feature.

180 out of 209 people found this helpful.

Easy to use

I was able to use this with my MS and Amazon accounts. Press and hold to copy the code and paste it where needed. Uses a simple, metro design/UI.

50 out of 55 people found this helpful.


Easy, works as advertised

36 out of 39 people found this helpful.


So much more convenient than waiting for an email or text message for authentication.

22 out of 23 people found this helpful.

Transp live tile needed

Down to 3, we need a transparent live tile please! Makes life easier and secure! :) thanks

46 out of 51 people found this helpful.

Simple amd does the job ..

Would like it more of there is a pin lock feature .. Just like the wallet app. 😃

41 out of 45 people found this helpful.

Use this app if you care about security!

Does what it's supposed to do, and makes your account more secure in the process -- good app. For now, the UI does look a bit bare, and it took me a minute or two to understand what was going on with the progress indicator, but I think as 2-factor authentication becomes more commonplace, this UI will become very obvious and very clean.

108 out of 126 people found this helpful.

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