Microsoft is about to make life a little bit easier for those of us who have trouble remembering or tracking down our own passwords.
Passwordless sign-in will be available to Microsoft customers starting this week. This means you won’t have to enter a password to access your accounts going forward.
“Passwords are despised by everyone. They’re trouble. Since they’re so vulnerable, they’re an obvious target for attackers “According to Microsoft’s corporate vice president of security, compliance, and identity, Vasu Jakkal.
They’ve been the most important security layer for years for everything in our digital lives — from emails to bank accounts, shopping carts to video games, she added.
With the advent of the “passwordless future,” users no longer have to worry about forgetting their passwords. Officials from the company claim that this will simplify and secure the login process.
Microsoft provides step-by-by-step instructions on how to remove your password.
Microsoft Account without Password
The general idea is that you use an app like Microsoft Authenticator. Which connects to your phone, or Windows Hello, which allows users to sign in with their face, fingerprint, or personal identification number. Users will get a security key or verification code by phone or email. Both of which are more secure than a simple, guessable password.
However, passwordless signing in may not be available to all users right away. But it will allow you to sign in to Microsoft apps such as Outlook and OneDrive.
Commercial customers can now access their accounts without a password from March.
If you regret removing the password for your Microsoft account, you can always switch back to the password.