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Phone Sign-In: Does it work on Xbox? Do we still need app specific passwords for some things? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I think the title pretty much says it all.  Does Phone Sign-In work for signing in to an Xbox? 

    What about other devices and situations where an app specific password is required?  Does anything change there?

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:40 AM

Answers

  • Hi NeighborGeek, 

    Thanks for asking the question - and very astute of you to recognize the capabilities (and gaps) of phone sign-in right now. 

    No, you can't use phone sign-in today to sign in on XBOX. We are working closely with the team on passwordless sign-in solutions, but have no timelines to share. 

    And for "legacy" logins that accept app passwords (e.g. Outlook client), also, you would not be able to use the phone to authenticate. 

    Hope this clears things up, 

    --Libby

    • Marked as answer by NeighborGeek Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:09 PM
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:56 PM

All replies

  • Hi NeighborGeek,

    What about other devices and situations where an app specific password is required?

    For now, phone sing-in is only available for personal Microsoft account. In my opinion, this feature works for Xbox account.

    Since the query is more related with Xbox account, please have this asked in Xbox Forum for better answers.

    Here is the Xbox forum link: https://forums.xbox.com/en-US/forums/5c3a58dc-28b0-48a6-971a-6a7dea7b8d6d_b5258776-f8ae-4ffb-9361-7b9bddbabb54/Account

    If you have any questions about Microsoft Authenticator APP, welcome to post back here.

    Best regards,

    Jason


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    Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:07 AM
  • Hi NeighborGeek, 

    Thanks for asking the question - and very astute of you to recognize the capabilities (and gaps) of phone sign-in right now. 

    No, you can't use phone sign-in today to sign in on XBOX. We are working closely with the team on passwordless sign-in solutions, but have no timelines to share. 

    And for "legacy" logins that accept app passwords (e.g. Outlook client), also, you would not be able to use the phone to authenticate. 

    Hope this clears things up, 

    --Libby

    • Marked as answer by NeighborGeek Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:09 PM
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:56 PM