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No more password required for all consumer Microsoft accounts - Passwordless

Delete password in your Microsoft Account

Starting today, you can completely remove the password from your Microsoft account. Use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key or an authentication code sent to your phone or email to sign in to your favorite apps and services, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Family Safety and more.

Use Microsoft services "without a password" today with a few quick clicks:

First, make sure you have the Microsoft Authenticator app installed and linked to your personal Microsoft account.

Then go to your Microsoft account at: https://account.microsoft.com, log in and choose Advanced Security Options. Under Additional Security Options, you will see Passwordless Account. Select Enable.


Finally, follow the on-screen prompts and then approve the notification from your Authenticator app. Once approved, you are free of your password!


If you decide you prefer to use a password, you can always add it back to your account. But I hope you'll give it a try without a password - I don't think you'll want to go back.


Press approve.


Passwordless for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure

Microsoft is constantly bringing new capabilities to its customers. In addition to developing new and more secure ways to log in without a password, the development work needed to eliminate passwords for Azure AD-accounts to be eliminated.

Administrators can choose whether passwords are required, allowed or simply do not exist for a set of users. Users can choose not to set a password when creating an account or remove their password from an existing account.

Removing the password completely is not yet possible in Microsoft 365 or . Azure AD. However, you can enable MFA and Passwordless authentication via this blog.

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