Windows 10: Windows hello, Authenticator and two step verification

Discus and support Windows hello, Authenticator and two step verification in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I am struggling with a set of related Microsoft account login questions. It crosses some Windows Hello, password/PIN, Authenticator and two step... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Thomas E. Davis, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Windows hello, Authenticator and two step verification


    I am struggling with a set of related Microsoft account login questions. It crosses some Windows Hello, password/PIN, Authenticator and two step verification boundaries. The question set up is as follows -


    1. Valid Microsoft user account

    2. Windows 10 PC with matching PIN user account login

    3. iPhone with Microsoft Authenticator app

    4. Microsoft account configured to use iPhone/Authenticator login verification


    When I attempt online login to my Microsoft account from my PC, I receive a login approve/deny prompt on my iPhone. Selecting approve successfully completes the login. If I then visit the "Additional security options" page in my Microsoft account, I find a link for setting up two step verification. That is, although I just used Microsoft Authenticator on my iPhone to approve the network login from my PC to my Microsoft account, I apparently do not have to two step verification configured for login access to my Microsoft account. What am I failing to understand? Am I not using two step verification when I log in as described? If I select the "Set up two step verification" link and successfully complete the setup, what account security features will I enable that are not already in place?

    :)
     
    Thomas E. Davis, Mar 4, 2020
    #1

  2. two step authentication

    Please check our Windows Phone support article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2432933
    .

    Did you recently enable two-step verification on your Microsoft account?

    If you turned on two-step verification for your Microsoft account, you will have to perform an extra step to sign in on Windows Phone. Windows Phone can't prompt you to enter a security code when you try to sign in. Therefore, you'll have to create a unique
    app password to use when signing into Windows Phone with a Microsoft account that has two-step verification turned on.

    To create a unique app password for your Microsoft account, go here:

    For more information, see the following Microsoft account help and how-to article:

    After you create an app password for your Microsoft account, enter it as your password on Windows Phone. To do this, go to Settings
    > Email+Accounts. Tap Microsoft account, enter your app password, then tap Done.
     
    Mike Mongeau, Mar 4, 2020
    #2
  3. DianeLouw Win User
    Turning off 2 step verification

    i have the 2 step verification DISABLED under my settings yet when i try to retrieve mail it keeps asking me to logg into google and it takes me thru process and gives me an authentication code. What must i do with this code? I dont want the 2 step verification!!!
     
    DianeLouw, Mar 4, 2020
    #3
  4. Windows hello, Authenticator and two step verification

    Two step verification


    The 2 step verification works, it's just that I don't understand why it behaves the way I described. Why doesn't it immediately confirm after I select "yes", instead of asking me to try another way to sign in?
     
    kitpzyxmsir, Mar 4, 2020
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