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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:

This plugin can be configured for any TOTP-based/OTP Login 2fa methods like Duo/Microsoft/Google Authenticator. It supports OTP login based 2fa methods [24/7 SUPPORT]

  Tested with 6.0.1

Follow these steps to set up Microsoft Authenticator:

  • Go to your WordPress instance and log in as an administrator.
  • Click on the miniOrange 2-factor plugin from the left menu.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - WordPress Dashboard

  • Here, you can see the Authentication methods available in the free version of the miniOrange 2-factor plugin.
  • Click on the Configure button underneath the Google Authenticator tab.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - Click Configure button

    At the Configuration Page:

  • Select Microsoft Authenticator from the given dropdown list.
  • Click on the provided link to install the Microsoft Authenticator app, or install it from the Google Play Storer or the App Store.
  • 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.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - Click dropdown

  • 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.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - Scan QR code

  • Microsoft Authenticator 2FA Setup Successful and click on the Test It! button.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - 2FA setup successful popup

  • You can test the Microsoft Authenticator.
  • Enter the verification code from the configured account in your Microsoft Authenticator app.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - Test Microsoft Authenticator page

  • After this setup, Microsoft authenticator gets prompted as a 2nd Factor Authentication when logging into WordPress.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - Click login button

  • 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.
  • WordPress Microsoft Authenticator - Enter OTP
  • Now your account is secure and only after verification will you be able to log in.

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