How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

How do you log on Passwordless?

Microsoft announced that you can now go passwordless with your Microsoft Account. This means that you will literally remove the password from your account and use an application to approve the request to login instead.

You didn’t come here to know what passwordless is. Below is the tutorial where I explain how you can go passwordless with your Microsoft account.

For more about passwordless I’d like to refer your to Microsoft.com:
The passwordless future is here for your Microsoft account | Microsoft Security Blog


How to go Passwordless with your Microsoft account!

For if you haven’t yet, please download the Authenticator app on your phone.

Go to Microsoft.com and log in to your account in the upper-right corner of your browser.

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Go to your account in the upper-right corner again.

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Click on My Microsoft account.

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Scroll down to Security and open Additional security options.

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Scroll to Additional Security.

If you haven’t configured the Microsoft Authenticator app yet, please follow the steps for Two-step verification first.

Click on Passwordless account.

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Click Next

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Open the Microsoft Authenticator app on your phone and Approve the request.

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Got no screenshot of approving the request in the app unfortunately (Not allowed by company policy)

How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account
How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

Now you need your phone’s authenticator app to log on your Microsoft account.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work as a PowerShell DevOps Engineer. In my spare time I write about interesting stuff that I encounter during my work.

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