1. SillyBirds's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I've recently switched to a 950xl from a 920, so now I have the new authentication app, MS Authenticator...

    But the thing is, it asked me to add my MS account and gives me for it an 8-digit code and at the same time, I also have the regular 6-digit one for the MS account, like for the other sites with 2FA codes.

    Can someone please tell me what the difference is between the two? if I have the 8-digit one, do I need the 6 one?

    Thanks in advance!
    04-08-2017 02:13 AM
  2. mtf1380's Avatar
    @SillyBirds, sorry I can not help you, but I am going it 'tap in' to this thread to see want is said.
    04-08-2017 08:59 AM
  3. shmsnh's Avatar
    I, too, have not managed to figure this out. After moving from WP8, I turned off all authenticator apps using the Microsoft Account webpage. The new Authenticator app asks me to sign in and provides an 8 digit code, but it doesn't work. When I try to set it up again through the website, it shows a barcode.

    I hope someone here has advice.
    mtf1380 likes this.
    04-10-2017 01:40 AM

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