Cannot sign in Visul Studio 2022 Community edition with Microsoft Authenticator

Rossano Guidetti 0 Reputation points

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

    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
    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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