Microsoft has introduced an option to sign in to Windows with passwordless accounts in its latest Windows 10 Home Insider Build.
Today we provide support for setting up and logging in to Windows with a phone number known account without having to create or handle a password!
Passwords are certainly among the Achilles heels of account security. A recent leaked passwords study in 2018 showed that Internet users still use the same insecure passwords they used five years ago.
Weak passwords are not just the fault of the user. Businesses are reluctant to set too restrictive password setting rules.
Users who sign up for a Microsoft account must assign a password to it. While it's theoretically possible to create a local Windows account without a password and even configure Windows for automatic login, all Windows accounts that are Microsoft accounts also require a password. This may change with Windows 1
Password less login
An option Windows 10 users have In the future, signing in to Windows is done in different ways. However, authentication is required because it indicates whether the user is authorized to log in.
Instead of using a password to set up an account on a Windows device, users can create an account using a mobile phone if they have linked it to a Microsoft account.
Windows sends an SMS code to the linked device that allows the user to log in and create the account. The user would then have to use a different logon method to access the account in the future.
Microsoft states that the user may be able to use the facial, fingerprint, or PIN identification to sign in to the account.
The process can not set up an account password, but the authentication process itself is not revoked. Depending on the device, only PIN authentication is available.
Windows 10 users can assign a PIN to an account to log in to the account. A PIN may even be required if you create a new account on a Windows 10 device.
It is currently necessary to create a password without a password in a mobile application such as Word. Users just need to enter the phone number and follow the instructions to create such an account.
On Windows 10, users must add the account under Settings> Accounts> Family and other users> Add to this PC another person "new" account for the device.
The account for the phone number should be selectable during login or user change at this time. The user would have to select "login options" and log in to the PIN tile there. This starts the Windows Hello setup to set up one of the required authentication options for the account.
Setup is not easy at this time. Some may say it's complicated. At this time, a regular account is required to set up Windows on a device. Consecutive accounts can be password-free if the user has a mobile device and has linked it to a Microsoft account.
The user still needs to remember a PIN and use it to log in if face or fingerprint authentication is not available.
It remains to be seen if the process will be optimized in future builds.
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