Today we are announcing the general availability of password management and autofill capability in the Microsoft Authenticator app. Ever since we announced the public preview, we’ve seen a lot of interest among both enterprises and individual users. Users love the convenience of the Authenticator app syncing and autofilling their strong passwords for all their identities even as they move across devices – mobile or desktop. On desktops, you can autofill these passwords using either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome extension.
The passwords are saved as part of your personal Microsoft account and they are encrypted both on the device as well as in the cloud. In addition, every password autofill from the Authenticator requires the same bio-gesture you provide for sign-ins, enforcing a multi-factor authentication.
Since the public preview, we have made a few additional changes to this feature:
- Enable autofill even when a work account is added to the Authenticator – During the preview, the autofill feature was disabled if a work account was configured in the Authenticator app. Based on your feedback, we have now allowed this Microsoft account-based capability for your users even when they have a work account in the Authenticator app. Enterprises can request this feature to be disabled on Authenticator apps that have work or school accounts added.
- Passwords import – We also saw a lot of interest for importing existing passwords from your other password solutions. We have added support for importing passwords from Google Chrome and select password managers.
Autofill is rolling out in Authenticator app on iOS (iOS 12.0+) and Android (Android 6.0+). To learn more about the autofill feature, visit our FAQs page.
As always, we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know what you think in the comments below or on the Azure AD feedback forum.
Alex Simons (@Alex_A_Simons)
Corporate VP of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division