"Authenticator app" vs "Microsoft Authenticator"




Can anyone shed any light on this:  after assigning a user a temporary access pass, they set up MS Authenticator, but with the OTP (not notification).  They were subsequently able to add MS Authenticator notifications, which led to 2 entries in the authentication methods - "Authenticator app" and "Microsoft Authenticator".  Anyone know why?


Many thanks

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best response confirmed by stromnessian (Contributor)

@stromnessian Probably because they are two different default methods. When using the TAP it's a code to bypass for setting it up. When adding the authenticator again you're adding the notification option.




Thanks. That makes sense. I guess there must be a good reason why it's set that way rather than having the notification method after entering the TAP.