June 8, 2023

Microsoft ships Authenticator Lite in Outlook to basic availability

Microsoft has simply introduced that Authenticator Lite in Outlook has been shipped to basic availability. Because of this customers will now have the ability to leverage its reliability and safety features throughout apps put in on their telephones.

Per Microsoft’s findings, multifactor authentications accomplished by way of push notifications within the Microsoft Authenticator app are far much less prone to be prone to assaults when in comparison with these accomplished by way of SMS codes. The corporate additional highlighted that:

Authenticator Lite (in Outlook) expands the chance to transform customers by bringing the improved safety of push notifications to units that haven’t but downloaded the Microsoft Authenticator App.

With Authenticator Lite (in Outlook) in place, customers might be prompted to register for multifactor authentication (MFA) in Outlook on their telephones. When you enter your password whereas signing into the app, you’ll have the aptitude to ship a push notification to your cellphone. This selection is accessible for each iOS and Android customers.

Microsoft goals to assist transition customers from textual content message (SMS) and voice-based authentication to extra refined and safe authentication programs corresponding to push notifications with this new entry. “The configuration for this characteristic is included with all Microsoft Authenticator characteristic settings within the Microsoft Entra portal and by way of MS Graph,” says Microsoft.

It’s price noting that the characteristic is presently within the “Microsoft managed” part until June 9 when Microsoft will allow it for everybody routinely.

In associated information, Microsoft shipped the quantity matching characteristic within the Authenticator app to all customers earlier this month. The characteristic provides an additional layer of safety for customers by stopping them from making unintended approvals whereas concurrently defending them from MFA assaults.

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