What is the Microsoft Authenticator app?

The Microsoft Authenticator app helps you sign in to your accounts when you're using two-step verification. Two-step verification helps you to use your accounts more securely because passwords can be forgotten, stolen, or compromised.

How do I set up a Microsoft Authenticator account?

Remain on the Set up your account page while you set up the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device. Open the Microsoft Authenticator app, select to allow notifications (if prompted), select Add account from the Customize and control icon on the upper-right, and then select Work or school account.

Can I use Microsoft Authenticator without a password?

With this free app, you can sign in to your personal or work/school Microsoft account without using a password. You’ll use a fingerprint, face recognition, or a PIN for security. Why use the Microsoft Authenticator app? Need more help? Want more options?

How do I delete a work/school account from the authenticator app?

Open the authenticator app on your mobile device, select Edit accounts, and then delete your work or school account from the authenticator app. Your account is completely removed from the authenticator app for two-factor verification and password reset requests.