Azure AD – New authentication method – Authenticator Lite (preview)

A new authentication method called Authenticator Lite is available in preview.

Authenticator Lite allows end-users to perform multifactor authentication without the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Some end-users may be reluctant to install corporate applications on their mobile device or in some country/region there is a legal requirement for employers to provide corporate mobile phone if corporate applications must be installed.

Authenticator Lite is the answer to these challenges by allowing end-users to answer MFA request using a familiar application, such as Outlook Mobile (to know more about Authenticator Lite see

Azure AD administrator can enable and configure this new method from the Azure AD portal ( from the Azure Active Directory\Security\Authentication Methods blade or from the Entra portal ( from the Azure Active Directory\Protect & secure\Authentication methods blade by editing the Microsoft Authenticator method

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When editing the Microsoft Authenticator method, access the Configure section and scroll to the bottom to configure the Microsoft Authenticator on companion applications


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