Microsoft is taking on the field of password management, but the way it does it raises eyebrows: the feature is like a public preview embedded in Microsoft Authenticator. The app is now ready to generate, save and autofill passwords for those who link their non-corporate Microsoft account.

Go to Settings, scroll to the Beta sub-heading and enable the Autofill feature. A new Passwords tab will appear from the main screen. You must log in again to sync passwords associated with your account. Finally, you need to open your system settings, go to Applications and change the default autofill app to Microsoft Authenticator.

Company administrators must guide their team in adding their work or school account to Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication system. More details can be found on a help page here.

We were supposed to have screenshots for Android, but we couldn’t get the beta feature to appear, so these iOS screenshots from the blog post should do it. However, it still works on Android.

Obviously there is the convenience factor of having one-time codes and static passwords all in one place, but with the addition of advanced authentication factors, it also makes the app an extremely valuable cache for hackers to break into.

Microsoft Authenticator
Microsoft Authenticator