The Microsoft Authenticator app helps you sign in to your accounts when you’re using two-factor verification. Two-factor verification helps you to use your accounts more securely because passwords can be forgotten, stolen, or compromised.
It is one of the best two-factor authentication apps available. It’s easy to use and UI is very simple and minimal. It supports both android and ios. It also supports the Apple watch which is the easiest way to authenticate without touching your phone.
So, here is a guide on how to register for Microsoft Authenticator.
Step 1: Open your web browser and navigate to https://outlook.office.com. Log in with your credentials.
Step 2: On the next page, you will be prompted to provide more information, click on next
Step 3: Now, on your phone go to your App Store or Google Play store, search for Microsoft Authenticator and download. Once you download it, click “Next”.
Note: if you want to use a different authenticator, click on I want to use a different authenticator app.
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Step 4: On the next page, click on “Next”.
Step 5: Now take your cell phone, open Microsoft Authenticator, and on the top right corner click on the “+ sign”.
Step 6: Select “Work or school account”.
Step 7: Click on the “Scan QR code”.
Step 8: Now you can scan the QR code from the web browser.
Step 9: Once you scan the QR code, now you need to approve the request on your cell phone. Click Approve.
Step 10: After you approve the Sign-in, you should be all set. To confirm, click on Next.
Step 11: Then click on Done. That’s all.
Now that you are done with the registration, you have just ensured a Multi-factor authentication to all your Microsoft apps, which means your accounts have better security and you are immune from credentials theft.