Microsoft is taking care of password management, but the way it does it raises some eyebrows: the feature is embedded as a public preview in Microsoft Authenticator. The app is now ready to generate, save, and auto-fill passwords for those who link their Microsoft account outside of the company.

Go to Settings, scroll down to the Beta heading, and turn on the auto-fill feature. A new Passwords tab will appear on the main screen. You’ll need to sign in again to sync all of the passwords associated with your account. Finally, you’ll need to open your System Preferences, go to Applications, and change the default autofill app to Microsoft Authenticator.

Company administrators need to help their team add their work or school account to Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication system. Further details can be found on a help page here.

We’d have screenshots for Android, but we couldn’t view the beta feature, so these iOS screenshots from the blog post have to be enough. However, it still works on Android.

Of course there is the convenience factor of having one-time codes and static passwords in one place, but the inclusion of advanced authentication factors also makes the app an extremely valuable cache for hackers.

Microsoft Authenticator
Microsoft Authenticator