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Microsoft Announces Passkey Support for Consumer Accounts

Microsoft Announces Passkey Support for Consumer Accounts

Posted May 2, 2024 at 2:18pm by iClarified
Microsoft has announced passkey support for Microsoft consumer accounts, enabling sign in with your face, fingerprint, or device PIN on various platforms.

Starting today, you can use a passkey to access your Microsoft account using your face, fingerprint, or device PIN on Windows, Google, and Apple platforms. Your passkey gives you quick and easy access to the Microsoft services you use every day, and it will do a much better job than your password of protecting your account from malicious attacks.

A passkey is a way to sign in to an app or website account, without needing to create and remember a password. Instead of a password, a passkey uses Touch ID or Face ID to identify you. Apple supports passkeys on iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13, or higher.


Signing into your Microsoft account using a passkey


When you sign in to your Microsoft account, you can use your passkey by choosing Sign-in options and then selecting face, fingerprint, PIN, or security key. Your device will open a security window, and then you can use your passkey to sign in.

Today, you can use a passkey to sign in to Microsoft apps and websites, including Microsoft 365 and Copilot on desktop and mobile browsers. Support for signing into mobile versions of Microsoft applications using your passkey will follow in the coming weeks.

If you want to use passkeys to sign in to work-related apps and services, your admin can configure Microsoft Entra ID to accept passkeys hosted on a hardware security key or in the Microsoft Authenticator app installed on your mobile device.

More details in the full announcement linked below...


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Microsoft Announces Passkey Support for Consumer Accounts
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