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2FA with Microsoft Authenticator?

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Does 2FA on mailbox.org work with Microsoft Authenticator?

The setup guide states "smartphone apps like FreeOTP, Google Authenticator, or OATH Token"...

I tried to set it up with Microsoft Authenticator, but I wasn't able to login. I'd like to avoid installing a second authenticator app...


Furthermore: Whats the difference between "event based" and "time based" in the 2FA setup?

Should I receive a push notificiation with the OTP on "event based"? I did not receive any...

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I'm having the same issue. Trying to activate 2FA with the Microsoft authenticator app on the iphone and not able to get this working. I followed exactly the steps as described here : https://kb.mailbox.org/en/private/account-article/how-to-use-two-factor-authentication-2fa

Is the Microsoft authenticator app supported?

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I'm using Microsoft Authenticator app on Android for my mailbox.org account on two different phones without any problems.

I'm using the time-based setup. Did not get event-based to work.

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You have to insert PIN before the code. Without any space. PIN+OTPCode

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Thanks for the help, it works now. What I did:

- When generating the code, use time based.

- How to login : username=email adres password =<pin+code>

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Today the Mailbox.org team told me that they are presently in progress of developing a Keycloak solution. Keycloak is both a 2FA and SSO. Maybe it supports Microsoft Authenticator? Anyone knows?


Related post about Keycloak at https://userforum-en.mailbox.org/topic/1427-2fa-with-lemonldap-ng-or-keycloak

I don't use Microsoft Authenticator. Because of Microsoft very long history of weak privacy and weak security. My favorite Authenticator is FreeOTP+. As it's open source:


• Download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.liberty.android.freeotpplus&hl=en_US&gl=US

• Code at https://github.com/helloworld1/FreeOTPPlus

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One very good authenticator application for Android (that I've been using for a while) is Aegis. It's available on F-Droid / Github / Google Play.

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Thanks @Ogloppi :) Aegis seems awesome. I'll happily try it.


For those interested to try the free Aegis, it's available at:

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