Why is there not an MFA Authenticator App for Windows ?????

Kurt Steckling 11 Reputation points
2022-04-09T18:40:44.443+00:00

The reason can not be that MS wants you to need to devices to login, since you can login to the service on a mobile device and then authenticate on the same device.

Windows is Microsoft's platform so WHY do they not make an Authenticator app for it?

This is incredibly inconvenient and a major user experience miss..

Can this basic feature please be prioritized?

I want my kids to be able to login to 365 without having to use a separate mobile device.

I am incredibly frustrated by this miss.

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  1. Opus 11 Reputation points
    2022-12-20T02:26:42.72+00:00

    I would love to see this, as I just want a backup for when my phone goes down.

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  2. Limitless Technology 37,771 Reputation points
    2022-04-14T08:46:00.683+00:00

    Hi KurtSteckling-2247,

    I believe the reason for this is because of security and want to have the two factor authentication on a separate device. I have always believed that having the second authentication system on the same device is a bit strange and compromises security.

    There are locations online that can be found via google where you can register your interest in having the app released for windows 10.


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  3. João Lucas F. Andreatta 6 Reputation points
    2022-04-09T19:18:01.99+00:00

    Because you needs apps to program PowerS.

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