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Office 365: How to create an app password


An app password is a code that gives an app or device permission to access your Office 365 account.

If your admin has turned on multi-factor authentication for your organization, and you're using apps that connect to your Office 365 account, you'll need to generate an app password so the app can connect to Office 365. For example, if you're using Outlook 2016 or earlier with Office 365, you'll need to create an app password.

  1. Sign in to Office 365.

  2. Choose Settings Office 365 Settings button > Office 365.

  3. Choose Security & Privacy > Additional security verification. You'll only see this option if your admin has set up multi-factor authentication for your organization.. If you don't see this option, contact your Office 365 admin and tell them to turn on multi-factor authentication.

    Choose Additional security verification.

  4. Choose Update my phone numbers used for account security. This will display the following page:

    Choose app passwords
  5. At the top of the page, choose App Passwords.

  6. Choose create to get an app password.

  7. If prompted, type a name for your app password, and click Next.

  8. Choose copy password to clipboard. You won't need to memorize this password.

    Choose copy to your clipboard.

    Tip: If you create another app password, you'll be prompted to name it. For example, you might name it "Outlook."

  9. Go to the app that you want to connect to your Office 365 account. When prompted to enter a password, paste the app password in the box.

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Date added: 2018-05-10 23:05:46
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