Setup Microsoft Authenticator app authentication




Use the Microsoft Authenticator app to receive notifications on your smartphone or tablet to verify your identity when prompted for Multi-Factor Authentication.


Step 1. Download and install the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Visit the Apple app store or Google play store on your device and install the Microsoft Authenticator app. Alternatively, visit and download the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Step 2. Add your account to the app.

  1. On your desktop, visit .
  2. Select Add Method > Authenticator app. 
  3. Follow the wizard experience to setup the app.

Scan the QR Code in the app and test the push notification flow as part of this process. For more information, see this guidance.

Step 3. Change default sign-in settings to the Authenticator app.

To ensure that you are prompted to sign-in using push notifications:

  1. Visit .
  2. Select Default sign-in method > Change> Authenticator – notification option.

Congratulations! You are now setup with the Microsoft Authenticator app and can receive push notifications for multifactor authentication verification.


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