Step-By-Step: Enabling App Passwords in Azure AD with Two-Factor Authentication


For some, passwords alone are not enough to ensure secure access to specific applications. In the Microsoft Virtual Academy video entitled Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, I demonstrated how to turn on two-factor authentication with Azure Active Directory. However, what if you have applications that don’t work with two-factor authentication? The following steps will provide the guidance you’ll need to setup an application password.

  1. Go to https://myapps.microsoft.com and login
     
  2. Once logged in, click on profile
     
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  3. Then click on Additional security verification
     
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  4. Next, click on App Passwords
     
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  5. Next, click on the create button
     
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  6. Enter a name of the rule and click next
     
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  7. On this page you will get a password. Use this Password for your application that cannot use two-form authentication
     
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  8. Click close
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