M365 Changelog: Microsoft Authenticator code matching for MFA notifications

MC242338 – Updated April 14, 2021: At this time Microsoft will not be moving forward with rolling out the feature as outlined. They are evaluating changes based on feedback and will announce their new plan via Message center when ready proceed.

This release of Code Match for Multi-Factor Authentication is available for Android and iOS and will allow you to turn on code matching for the Microsoft Authenticator app and apply the behavior to specific users or groups. Once enabled, users will be required to match the number on the sign-in screen with the number in the app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70617.

When this will happen

Microsoft will communicate via Message center when they are ready to proceed.

How this will affect your organization

This feature is default off, however you will be able to turn on code matching for Microsoft Authenticator MFA notifications by going to the Authentication Methods blade in the Azure Portal. Alternatively, this is available through Graph APIs.


Additional information is found in Authentication methods in Azure Active Directory – Microsoft Authenticator app.

Code Match for Multi-Factor Authentication.


What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.Additional information

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