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

Kurt Steckling 31 Reputation points

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 21 Reputation points

    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 39,511 Reputation points

    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

    Because you needs apps to program PowerS.

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