Disabling pin while keeping windows hello enabled

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We would like to keep the use of windows hello biometrics but instead of a pin, could I force the Microsoft account password? Due to some security requirements, devices are required to have a 14 alphanumeric password with special characters. This gets pretty annoying when we have our devices lock after a minute of inactivity which is why we keep windows hello enabled. If we have pin enabled, it would have to meet the password requirements of 14 characters yada yada. The problem with that would be confusing the end users by having multiple long passwords. 


Is there a way to have windows hello enabled but instead of the local pin, have the microsoft account password be used instead?

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not sure what you are aiming for here, but WhfB will always be a "replacement" for your password. You could look into multi-factor unlock perhaps? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/hello-for-business/feature-mul...

Please use WhfB the right way: go passwordless.