Microsoft released new version of its Authenticator Beta for iOS on Apple TestFlight APP. The TestFlight app allows testers to install and beta test apps on iOS, tvOS and watchOS devices.
The new Beta version of Microsoft Authentication includes many Bug fixes and changes for phone sign-in.
The Authentication Apps are used for second layer security of your accounts including E-mail and other private accounts.
Microsoft Authenticator for iOS:
Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account. You simply have to enter your username, then approve the notification sent to your phone. Your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN will provide a second layer of security in this two step verification process. After, you’ll have access to all your Microsoft products and services, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Office, and more.
Microsoft Authenticator also supports multi factor authentication for work, school, and non-Microsoft accounts. The app provides a second layer of security after your password. When logging in, you’ll enter your password, and then you’ll be asked for an additional way to prove it’s really you. Either approve the notification sent to the Microsoft Authenticator, or enter the verification code generated by the app.
According to report by Bleeping Computer,
iOS TestFlight page following changelog:
What to Test: Release candidate build for phone sign-in. Please activate phone sign-in through the dropdown on your MFA account.
What is TestFlight App?
In TestFlight App Testers must receive an invite directly from a developer first before they can begin testing with TestFlight. Once invited, testers can redeem invitations in TestFlight to install, test, send valuable feedback, and get updates for the beta app.
Note: TestFlight itself does not allow for discovery of beta apps.
To start testing:
• All the app developer needs is your email address to send you an invitation
• Then accept the invitation either in the TestFlight iOS app or with a redemption code found via a link in the beta invitation
• Once accepted you can install the pre release build
• The TestFlight app will notify you when new builds are available
• To update to the latest build, simply tap Update
Developers can invite TestFlight Beta Testers on the App Store Connect website:
• Create a version of your app and upload new builds
• Choose which pre-release version of your app you wish to release to testers
• Invite new testers by simply providing their email address
Apple collects crash data and statistics related to your use of TestFlight and Beta Apps in a personally identifiable form. This information may be provided to the App’s Application Provider who may contact you regarding your use of their Beta App.
You can try out Microsoft Authenticator Beta Version 5.9.4 here. Just Enter your Apple ID.
You should receive an invitation email to start testing within 1-2 business days. You will need to download the TestFlight app onto your iOS device.