Manage 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 through 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 prompted to delete an existing password before you can create the new one.
Use My Sign-Ins to log into the security settings
Press "Add Method"
Next, choose App Password
Give the application a clear name
Copy the password for use in the legacy application
App passwords are discouraged!
- Using an app password is less secure than logging in via Multi-factor authentication. Still, it is possible to provide a password to log in directly.
- Never use app passwords to log into regular applications!
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