Authenticator App download from China


i have a multi-national customer that has users in China and they are currently trying to enforce MFA but they are having the following issue.

" Where it pertains to China we do have the issue of Android Phones and the Google Play Store being blocked by the Chinese Government. How can our android users in china download the Authenticator App? Is there a bypass or another method? "


Do we have a way to distribute the Authenticator App for such situations?

3 Replies
Hi @Ayman Yassa,

According to this article it is still an issue as of March 2019

As it requires the google play store and that’s blocked looks like there isn’t a solution as of yet.

Hope that answers your question.

Best, Chris

@Ayman Yassa hi, did you fins anything?

I am looking for a solution to provide apps to devices in China

best response confirmed by Christopher Hoard (MVP)
Here we go

The Microsoft Authenticator app for Android is available for download in China. The Google Play Store isn't available in China, so the app must be downloaded from other Chinese app marketplaces. The Microsoft Authenticator app for Android is currently available in the following stores in China:

- Lenovo
- Samsung Galaxy Store

Best, Chris