Managing app passwords for legacy applications - Multi-factor authentication

Managing app passwords for legacy applications - Multi-factor authentication

Sometimes you need an app-password to allow a specific application to log into a mailbox without an MFA. This can be done via the steps below.

When using app passwords, it is important to remember:

  • App passwords are automatically generated and must be created and entered once per app.
  • There is a limit of 40 passwords per user. If you try to create one after that limit, you will be asked to delete an existing password before you can create the new one.

Use My Sign-Ins to log in to the security settings.

BrowseTo: https://account.activedirectory.windowsazure.com/Proofup.aspx or to: My Sign-Ins (microsoft.com)

Press "Add Method".

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Then choose App Password

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Give the application a clear name

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Copy the password for use in the legacy application

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App passwords are not recommended!

  • It is less secure to use an app password than to log in via multi-factor authentication. However, it is possible to provide a password to log in directly.
  • Never use app passwords to log into regular applications!

Also read

Basic Authentication for Microsoft Exchange will end on 21 October 2022
Make your organisation more secure with a single click thanks to Azure AD Security Defaults
How to activate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in Office 365?
Microsoft Teams security must-haves in 4 steps
Enable Azure Active Directory Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)

Source: Manage app passwords for two-step verification (microsoft.com)

Jasper

Jasper

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