How to setup Microsoft Authenticator for WordPress Two Factor Authentication (2FA/MFA)?
WordPress Microsoft Authenticator works by generating unique, time-sensitive security codes that you can use alongside your regular password when logging into your accounts. These codes are typically valid
for a short period of time and provide an additional level of security, as they are temporary and constantly changing.Microsoft Authenticator is one of the preferred TOTP authentication methods to
keep your WordPress account safe from any security threat. Let’s get started with the setup to configure the miniOrange Microsoft authenticator method.
You can download miniOrange 2-Factor Authentication(2FA) plugin using the following link:
The Microsoft Authenticator App keeps the security keys of multiple accounts; this can lead to confusion when identifying the secret key to use with the plugin, So miniOrange provides a feature to customize the App name for the Microsoft Authenticator.
Customize your name in the text field highlighted and then click on the Save App Name button.
Now, open the Microsoft Authenticator app on your phone and select Scan a QR code.
After that, scan the given QR code with the Authenticator app and enter the security code text box provided, click on the Verify and Save button for verification.
Microsoft Authenticator 2FA Setup Successful and click on the Test It! button.
You can test the Microsoft Authenticator.
Enter the verification code from the configured account in your Microsoft Authenticator app.
After this setup, Microsoft authenticator gets prompted as a 2nd Factor Authentication when logging into WordPress.
For any new login, you need to enter the security code shown in the authenticator app and click on the Validate button to log in to the site.
Now your account is secure and only after verification will you be able to log in.
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