Launched a company Microsoft has a new password manager that can sync credentials via its Edge browser, Chrome browser from Google, Android mobile devices from Google, and iOS from Apple.
The US software giant has integrated a preview version of a password manager into the Microsoft Authenticator, a free mobile app used for multi-factor authentication.
Similar to other password manager applications, Microsoft’s product is capable of Autofill For passwords in apps or websites on both Android and iOS.
Passwords are synchronized from the Microsoft Edge browser, and they can be shared across more than one device using a Microsoft Account. Users can also sync these passwords to Chrome from Google, using New Autofill extension From the company. Any passwords stored in the (Microsoft account) will be synced.
And previous leaks had mentioned that the company may adopt a full manager for Microsoft 365 passwords for consumers, but it appears that it will not do so now.
It is believed that the autofill feature will be useful for (Microsoft account) users who work on more than one device, however users still prefer full password management services, such as: 1Password and LastPass.
The new Autofill feature is available in beta in the Microsoft Authenticator app as of today, and the user will have to activate it as the default provider for autofill in the app’s settings on Android and iOS.
The auto-fill feature only works with Microsoft’s consumer accounts, and is disabled for corporate users who use the app to log into the phone, or multi-factor authentication.
To use the new feature, companies must join List Allows it to enable this feature for users of the Microsoft Authenticator corporate version.