The Microsoft Authenticator app helps you sign-in to your accounts if you use two-factor authentication (2FA). Two-factor verification helps you access your accounts more securely. No more getting a phone call, or receiving a text code to sign-in! Another great thing, you don't need an internet connection to use (after the initial setup). Available for download from:
If your password is at risk, you may need to change it more often. Ask yourself the questions below to see if you need to change your password now. Balance your answers with the need to have a password that you can remember without having to write it down. If you have a strong, secure password that is easy for you to remember and you can use it with care, you may not need to change it as often as someone whose password is more vulnerable.
Issue: Certain non-browser apps don't support two-factor authentication. This lack of support means that if you're using two-factor authentication, the app won't work. To get around this problem, you can create an auto-generated password to use with each non-browser app, separate from your normal password.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and two-factor authentication (2FA) are security processes that require individuals to provide two or more authentication factors before granting access to an account or system. These authentication factors typically fall into three categories:
Although the two-factor/multi-factor authentication process is designed to be as quick and painless as possible, you may find yourself wondering "is this really necessary?" or "Why does it apply to me?" if that's the case, read on to learn why.
The column headings in the following table are the types of devices that can be used for multifactor authentication. The row labels list authentication methods. Together, they should which methods of authentication are available for each device.
Explanations of an authentication method is briefly explained below the table.