Cannot sign in Visul Studio 2022 Community edition with Microsoft Authenticator

Rossano Guidetti 0 Reputation points
2024-06-11T17:47:02.16+00:00

Hello, I've a problem on signing in Visual studio.

I insert email and password then I select to use Microsoft Authenticator.

The form ask me to insert the code viewed by Authenticator.

The problem is that the unique code Authenticator is of 8 digits (two groups of four digits) but the field showed in the form is of maximum 6 digits.

Can't figure out where I can obtain the 6 digits code.

Someone has had the same problem?

Thank you

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 27,721 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-13T09:29:01.19+00:00

    Hello, from the similar issue, please try the following:

    If you have the account already on MS Authenticator then remove it!

    1. Goto your MS account https://account.microsoft.com/
    2. Scroll down until you find "Security", expand the section and find and click the link "Additional security options".
    3. A little way down the page click the link "Add a new way to sign in or verify".
    4. Select "Use an app" from the popup dialog.
    5. click the link in the body text "set up a different Authenticator app." and you will be presented with a QR code
    6. Open the MS Authenticator app on your phone
    7. click the "+" to add an account, then click "Other (Google, Facebook, etc)
      1. Scan the QR code.
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