Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft Authenticator for Pc


  • Category: Productivity
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-15
  • Current version: 6.0.4
  • File size: 66.55 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Microsoft Authenticator on your Windows PC

Download Microsoft Authenticator for Windows: Microsoft Authenticator is an Productivity App, developed by Microsoft Corporation. The Productivity App was officially released 2015-05-30. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Microsoft Corporation, with the latest current version being 6.0.4 which was officially released on 2018-09-15. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 648 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.


Using Microsoft Authenticator on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Microsoft Authenticator on your computer in 4 simple steps below:


1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 


2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.


3: How to Use Microsoft Authenticator for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Microsoft Authenticator in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Microsoft Authenticator application icon. A window of Microsoft Authenticator will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Microsoft Authenticator icon. Click on it and start using the application.



Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Microsoft Authenticator

Developer Description

Sign in is easy, convenient, and secure when you use Microsoft Authenticator. Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account. You simply have to enter your username, then approve the notification sent to your phone. Your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN will provide a second layer of security in this two step verification process. After, you'll have access to all your Microsoft products and services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office, and more. Microsoft Authenticator also supports multi factor authentication for work, school, and non-Microsoft accounts. The app provides a second layer of security after your password. When logging in, you'll enter your password, and then you'll be asked for an additional way to prove it's really you. Either approve the notification sent to the Microsoft Authenticator, or enter the verification code generated by the app.  Sometimes your work or school might ask you to install the Microsoft Authenticator when accessing certain files, emails, or apps. You will need to register your device to your organization through the app and add your work or school account. Microsoft Authenticator also supports cert-based authentication by issuing a certificate on your device. This will let your organization know that the sign-in request is coming from a trusted device and help you seamlessly and securely access additional Microsoft apps and services without needing to log into each. Because Microsoft Authenticator supports single sign-on, once you have proven your identity once, you will not need to log in again to other Microsoft apps on your device.

App Reviews

  • Solid. But needs spit-polish

    3
    By CyberData4
    The core functionality of the app is rock solid. It works. Every time. Not one crash. But my problem is all this time I see no spit polish with some nice to have features. Example 1: Now, this is petty. Tom Petty. But for accounts that don't automatically pull in an avatar image ID like the option to set it myself. When I click edit I should be able to click each image and set it from photos. Example 2: For an app that provides security why can't I set a password or touched for opening the app? Like everything else I can enable this with the understanding that it's my responsibility to secure said password to access my app. This way no one can snatched my phone when it's on but unlocked at my desk and I'm in the restroom. It's the little quality of life things that are missing that could really set this app apart from the competition. That being said I trust MS with my data more than Google so I'll keep this. Good job. But please consider these changes.
  • App Crashes on Every Update

    3
    By Harrylawls
    I don't know what's exactly the cause of this but every time there's a new app update for this, it always crashes upon opening whenever I open it up after rebooting my iPhone (previously it would go black for couple of seconds and freezes before crashing). It's been going on for 3-4 months now and it's very annoying. Reinstalling it doesn't help either. However, it is a pretty convenient authenticator app that does what it supposed do. Just wished it doesn't crash every single time these days.
  • Great But

    3
    By Dookie 2x
    Love it for how it works as a remote Authenticator for OneDrive & Outlook, and especially for work to authenticate with TouchID when logging in to work resources. BUT - really frustrated by how you lose 2 factor or step linkage to services when you have to restore your iPhone (either from having to erase or moving to a new iPhone) and now I’ve lost login access to some services I used it with for 2 factor. One in particular doesn’t even offer email temporary recovery so I have to completely wipe my settings and information to re-establish access.
  • The Gold Standard

    5
    By BlazinBear
    If every authentication app worked like this, they might be used more. This app is by far more useful than the Google competitor. Having to use both, since some accounts only work on one or the other, I much prefer to use Microsoft. The simple act of hitting approve or selecting a number makes signing in a breeze. This is what the future of logging in should be like.
  • Potentially disastrous

    1
    By perkedel
    App works great, but one major problem is that it doesn’t allow its data to be backed up to iCloud/encrypted iTunes back up. So if you do a restore, you lose all your 2FA keys even though all your other apps and its settings are restored, except this one. It’s a problem where you can get locked out of all your accounts. Google Authenticator does not have this problem, have switched to it today because of that massive problem I encountered with missing keys after a restore from backup. I hope the devs are listening!
  • Not Necessary!

    3
    By Bigg dude
    This app is really not necessary, that is if you stay on top of your accounts. It eventually gets annoying with the extra steps and starts to be a hindrance. Stay diligent don't become complacent, and don't download this app it's simple as that. This app does what it claims to do and would be very helpful to someone who can not stay focused. To those who are completely aware that remain focused this app is a time consuming step that's avoidable.
  • Better than Google

    4
    By High on lifeeee
    Love this app. I started using it on 5-3-18. World great and no issues. Backup in iCloud is perfect. Feature request: would be even better to have TOUCH ID option to open the app for added security. Issues: there would sometimes be no notifications or a delay, both in the app or when the phone is locked.
  • Saved me from hackers

    5
    By MsDowser
    Debating on getting this? I did for a long time as I had two step verification. Got this and realized hackers in Romania, Thailand, Korea and more had been using my email address. Who knows what else they done around the globe? Now their sign-in attempts on my email account name are all rejected.
  • Great update

    5
    By j_rath
    Before this update, when using 2 step verification and having to approve a sign in you would have to manually open the app to click approval, now the approval notification pops up instantly. Great app that keeps getting better
  • Scam

    1
    By hitthegas1
    I have never heard of this app until it popped up a message on my device stating that it was about to install itself from the App Store. This message appeared multiple time per day for the past five months despite hitting cancel every time. I even tried allowing it to install once and then I went in and removed my information that it somehow already had without me entering it followed by quickly deleting the app. That’s pretty fishy right? Smells like a scam to me!

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