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Microsoft Outlook app to add multi-factor authentication capabilities: Know the benefits

Microsoft 365 MFA requests could currently be completed using the verification codes obtained through an authentication app (Microsoft's Authenticator app or third-party authenticator apps), a security key, text messaging and a phone call.

Edited By: India TV Tech Desk Noida Published on: March 15, 2023 13:59 IST
Microsoft Outlook app to add multi-factor authentication capabilities
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Microsoft is reportedly working toward bringing a new tool to accelerate the adoption of multi-factor authentication (MFA) for its 365 cloud productivity platform. The company is incorporating MFA capabilities into its Outlook email client.

According to a new Microsoft 365 roadmap, users will be able to complete MFA requests for its 365 apps directly in the Outlook app with the help of a new feature called Authenticator Lite, reports BleepingComputer.

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Users can use Authenticator Lite to add an extra layer of security to their Outlook logins for school or work purposes.

Microsoft said, "Authenticator Lite (in Outlook) is a feature that allows your users to complete multi-factor authentication (MFA) for their work or school account using the Outlook app on their iOS or Android device." 

Furthermore, the Microsoft 365 MFA requests could currently be completed using the verification codes obtained through an authentication app (Microsoft's Authenticator app or third-party authenticator apps), a security key, text messaging and a phone call.

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Once the new Authenticator Lite capabilities are available to Outlook users across the world, then it will be able to complete the authentication requests in it, the report stated.

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The new gallery option could be accessed from the right sidebar which is available on the File Explorer- letting the users view all of their photos in one specific place.

Inputs from IANS

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