Follow

Reset Password in Azure AD

How to reset or unlock your password for a work or school account

If you can't access your Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account, it could be because either:

  • Your password isn't working and you want to reset it, or

  • You know your password, but your account is locked out and you need to unlock it.

To reset your password and get back into your account

  1. In the Enter password screen, select Forgot my password.

  2. In the Get back into your account screen, type your work or school User ID (for example, your hemail address), prove you aren't a robot by entering the characters you see on the screen, and then select Next.

    Get back into your account screen

     

  3. Choose one of the following methods to verify your identity and change your password. Depending on how your administrator has set up your organization, you might need to go through this process a second time, adding info for a second verification step.

    Get back into your account, verification step #1

     

  • Reset your password using an email address. Sends an email to the email address you previously set up in two-step verification or security info. If your administrator has turned on the security info experience, you can find more info about setting up an email address in the Set up security info to us email (preview) article. If you're not yet using security info, you can find more info about setting up an email address in the Set up my account for two-step verification article.

    1. Select Email my alternate email, and then select Email.

    2. Type the verification code from the email into the box, and then select Next.

    3. Type and confirm your new password, and then select Finish.

  • Reset your password using a text message. Sends a text message to the phone number you previously set up in security info. If your administrator has turned on the security info experience, you can find more info about setting up text messaging in the Set up security info to use text messaging (preview) article. If you're not yet using security info, you can find more info about setting up text messaging in the Set up my account for two-step verification article.

    1. Select Text my mobile phone, type your phone number, and then select Text.

    2. Type the verification code from the text message into the box, and then select Next.

    3. Type and confirm your new password, and then select Finish.

  • Reset your password using a phone number. Sends a text message to the phone number you previously set up in security info. If your administrator has turned on the security info experience, you can find more info about setting up a phone number in the Set up security info to use a phone call (preview) article. If you're not yet using security info, you can find more info about setting up a phone number in the Set up my account for two-step verification article.

    1. Select Call my mobile phone, type your phone number, and then select Call.

    2. Answer the phone call and follow the instructions to verify your identity, and then select Next.

    3. Type and confirm your new password, and then select Finish.

  • Reset your password using security questions. Shows you the list of security questions you set up in security info. If your administrator has turned on the security info experience, you can find more info about setting up your security questions in the Set up security info to use pre-defined security questions (preview) article. If you're not yet using security info, you can find more info about setting up security questions in the Set up my account for two-step verification article.

    1. Select Answer my security questions, answer the questions, and then select Next.

    2. Type and confirm your new password, and then select Finish.

  • Reset your password using a notification from your authenticator app. Sends an approval notification to the authenticator app. If your administrator has turned on the security info experience, you can find more info about setting up an authenticator app to send a notification in the Set up security info to use an authentication app (preview) article. If you're not yet using security info, you can find more info about setting up an authenticator app to send a notification in the Set up my account for two-step verification article.

    1. Select Approve a notification on my authenticator app, and then select Send Notification.

    2. Approve the sign-in from your authenticator app.

    3. Type and confirm your new password, and then select Finish.

  • Reset your password using a code from your authenticator app. Accepts a random code provided by your authentication app. If your administrator has turned on the security info experience, you can find more info about setting up an authenticator app to provide a code in the Set up security info to use an authentication app (preview) article. If you're not yet using security info, you can find more info about setting up an authenticator app to provide a code in the Set up my account for two-step verification article.

    1. Select Enter a code from my authenticator app, and then select Send Notification.

    2. Open your authenticator app, type the verification code for your account into the box, and then select Next.

    3. Type and confirm your new password, and then select Finish.

    4. After you get the message saying that your password has been reset, you can sign in to your account using your new password.

      If you still can't access your account, you should contact your organization's administrator for more help.

After resetting your password, you might get a confirmation email that comes from an account like, "Microsoft on behalf of <your_organization>." If you get a similar email, but you didn't recently reset your password, you must contact your organization's administrator immediately.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments

Powered by Zendesk