More about Microsoft Authenticator
With the Microsoft Authenticator app, the TFA is now easy, secure and convenient. Simply use your phone instead of your Microsoft account to log in. Simply enter the username and the notification will be sent to your mobile phone. In this 2 step verification process, the second layer security will be provided by any or all of the following security features.
- Fingerprint ID
- Face ID
After the user signs up with the TFA, they will have access to all of their Microsoft products like Outlook, OneDrive, Office.
MFA (Multi Factor Authentication):
With Microsoft Authenticator, user can also have access to the MFA (Multi Factor Authentication). They can add another layer of security by typing in their password.
When the user logs in through TFA, they enter the password and after that will be asked to provide if they are really the users of the account. To prove it, they will need to enter the one time generated password from the app itself. The OTP Codes (One Time Passwords) also have the 30 seconds timer. The timer prohibits the ser form using this OTP for more than one time. This OTP code also does not require any network connection or drains the mobile battery. For more information you can visit Microsoft Support.
Adding other accounts:
With Microsoft Authenticator you can also add in following other non-Microsoft accounts on the app as well.
As the app provides the TOTP codes (Time based one time passwords), it lets the user secure each of their online account.
Register your organization with the app:
Sometimes the place where you work or study, asks you to install the Microsoft Authenticator to have access to certain emails, files or apps. For this, you will need to register your device with the organization through the Microsoft Authenticator app. This will issue you a certification on the device. This also notifies the organization about a sign-in request coming from another trusted device. Once approved by the origination, user will have the seamless and secure access to all the other apps and services of the organization without logging in to each app or service.
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