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Microsoft announces passwordless authentication option for consumers

September 16, 2021

After offering the passwordless authentication option to enterprise customers in March 2021, Microsoft has now started rolling it out to its consumer segment of users.

The Passwordless account option

“Beginning today, you can now completely remove the password from your Microsoft account. Use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key, or a verification code sent to your phone or email to sign in to your favorite apps and services, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Family Safety, and more,” announced Vasu Jakkal, Corporate VP of Security, Compliance and Identity at Microsoft.

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