The Microsoft Authenticator app now has a password manager

Microsoft has announced a password manager that is now available for iOS and Android, and also across Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The new tool can be previewed through the existing Microsoft Authenticator app – something you should already be using in your daily life.

Microsoft’s new password management feature offers autofill capability, just like other password managers. “Authenticator helps you automate strong passwords without having to remember them,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “These passwords can be configured over mobile and desktop, so you can automate passwords as you move across devices.”

To use Microsoft’s new password management tools, you need Microsoft account, of course. To turn the feature on, go to the app’s Authenticator, beta, and autofill settings. Turn the feature on, and the app will automatically start entering saved passwords.

Microsoft Authenticator password manager

If you visit a website where your username and password are not saved, the Authenticator app’s password manager will offer to save that information.

The autofill part of the experience is being rolled out to the Microsoft Authenticator app and is supported by iOS 12 and above and Android 6 and above. Unfortunately, the feature is currently disabled for enterprise users.

If you have never used a password manager before, you should start ASAP. The use of multi-factor authentication is even better for sites that support it. I personally use 1Password and have turned two-factor authentication on all websites that support it, and I use 1Password built-in authenticator to decode the six-digit login codes generated. Dropbox recently introduced a password manager as well.

Password manager is the best way to protect your passwords online, as they can generate complex passwords and also protect them in one useful app. Microsoft said that no human-generated password can be unique to beat hackers, so it’s important that you take all necessary steps to keep your information as secure as possible. possible.