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Microsoft Deletes Passwords for Azure Active Directory Applications

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Microsoft Deletes Passwords for Azure Active Directory ApplicationsAt Ignite 2018, security took center stage as Microsoft rolled out new security services and promised an end to passwords for online apps.

It's looking like a password-less future for Microsoft, which will soon give users the option to eliminate passwords for applications by using Azure Active Directory (AD) for authentication.

This was one of many security announcements coming from Microsoft Ignite 2018, taking place this week in Orlando. In addition to password-free authentication, the company is rolling out its new Threat Protection Service and offering Azure Confidential Computing in preview.

Microsoft already lets Azure AD-connected apps authenticate via Microsoft Authenticator, an app it launched in 2016 to combine passwords with one-time codes for two-step verification. Now, users can avoid the password option entirely: the app serves as one form of verification, and a biometric authenticator...(continued)

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