Microsoft on Wednesday informed owners of consumer accounts that they can now go completely passwordless and rely on other, more secure authentication methods.
Users with existing Microsoft accounts can delete their password from the account, and new accounts can be created without a password. Users will be able to rely on Microsoft’s Authenticator app, Windows Hello, physical security keys, or phone/email verification codes to sign in to services such as Outlook, OneDrive and Family Safety.
Users who want to go passwordless need to access the Advanced Security Options menu in their account and select Passwordless Account to remove their password. However, they need to ensure that another authentication method is linked to the account before removing the password.
Microsoft says the feature will be rolled out over the coming weeks.
As for enterprises, Microsoft announced the general availability of passwordless authentication for commercial users in March 2021, and ...
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