To mark the one year anniversary since Microsoft launched their Autofill feature on Authenticator, they have just updated the service with the ability to auto generate strong, unique passwords for you.
Microsoft Autofill (like a password manager) allows you to (for personal and corporate use) unites all of your passwords and stores them security in Azure AD via your Microsoft Account (or Azure AD account) for use across Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome (via an extension) as well as across your smart phone. Furthermore, the Microsoft Authenticator app can be used for managing all your passwords and this new feature helps you be even more secure online by generating secure and unique passwords that you don’t even need to worry about remembering (which is traditionally what leads to weak passwords).
To access this new feature, you need to be running the latest version of Authenticator on iOS or Android.
Authenticator will prompt you to use the feature when ever you create a new password for a website or cloud service or when you change the password of an existing one.
The app has slightly different behaviour across iOS and Android at the moment.
- Android – tap the Passwords section, then click the (+) button, and choose Generate Password. You can save any passwords with the save icon and even name or copy them.
- iOS – clickthe ellipses button at the top right of the app, and choose password generator.
What do you think. Do you use Microsoft Authenticator for password management today? What do you think of this new feature.