Microsoft has officially deployed its function to connect to a Microsoft account without a password. Offered for several months now to professional users, this new function quite simply allows you to remove the connection password and use an alternative solution to validate the connection to your account.
Windows Hello, physical security key, validation code received by e-mail or SMS, or even Windows Authenticator are all possible options to replace your password.
The main advantage is that by removing a weak login password (that is, a password that is simple and easy to remember), you increase the security of your account. Authentication is done through a trusted third-party solution and will also allow you to connect faster than usual. Learn how to remove your Microsoft account login password.
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1. Log into your account
Open your web browser and go to account.microsoft.com to sign in to your Microsoft account. Click on To log in at the top right and enter your username and password.
2. Access the Security Dashboard
Once logged into your account, scroll through the options offered and expand the menu Security. Then go to your. You will likely need to confirm your identity by re-identifying yourself to your account using your password.
3. Enter advanced security options
The security dashboard appears with several options. Enter the Advanced security options.
4. Disable your password
The page that appears groups together the different methods used to prove who you are when you try to initiate a connection to your account: password, code by SMS, Sending notification on Microsoft Authenticator, etc.
If you have already activated Microsoft Authenticator, the following steps will only be a formality for you, Microsoft immediately proposing to use this method to authenticate you without a password.
Otherwise, the section displayed below will allow you to configure the application and use your account without a password. In the part, click on Activate.
A pop-up. It explains that you need to configure Microsoft Authenticator to then be able to log into your account after removing the password. Then click on the button Following.
5. Download and configure Microsoft Authenticator
A new pop-up is displayed. Click on the button Following.
A QR Code should then appear on the screen. Leave it displayed on your computer screen and switch to your smartphone.
Download the free Microsoft Authenticator app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Then open the app, tap Add an account and select the type of account you want to sign in to. Then choose toAnalyze the QR Code.
Microsoft Authenticator should then open your smartphone camera. Point it at the QR Code displayed on your computer screen.
Microsoft may ask you a final time to validate your connection using your connection password. Your Microsoft account is now correctly configured in Authenticator.
Return to your computer and, in the window displaying the QR Code, click on the button To end.
6. Confirm the deletion of your password
A new pop-up should appear on your computer. Click on the button Following.
Now grab your smartphone. A notification has normally been sent in the Microsoft Authenticator app. Open the app and press the button Approve of the notification to validate the Request to delete your Microsoft account password.
Microsoft should display a final message on your computer screen confirming that you have successfully removed your password. Click on the button To end.
Now, when you try to sign in to your Microsoft account, you will no longer be prompted for your password. Instead, you will need to open Microsoft Authenticator on your smartphone in order to approve your connection there in the notifications received.
Note that this procedure is perfectly reversible. In the event that you wish to use a password connection again, simply return to the advanced options of the Security Dashboard to reactivate your password.