This document only applies to the Edge version of Authenticator
Data Storage and Use
- Authenticator only collects data you provide, such as when you scan a QR code to add an account or change a setting.
- Authenticator stores all data locally using the storage services provided by your browser. Technical information on how Authenticator stores account data is available here.
- If you have signed into Edge your account data may be synced with your Microsoft account. You can disable this by either going to the
Storage & Backup menu and changing the
Storage Location setting to
local or by disabling extension data sync in Edge. Consult the Microsoft Privacy Statement for more information.
- If you login to any 3rd party service under the Storage & Backup menu Authenticator will begin to routinely upload your account data to that service. You can stop this by going to the Storage & Backup menu, clicking the name of the service you signed into, and clicking Logout. Consult the privacy policies of these services for information about how they handle your data.
Managing Your Data
You can download a copy of your data using the
Export / Import menu’s
Download Backup button. You can delete your data by pressing the pencil in the top-right corner and clicking the red minus next to the entry you want to delete or by uninstalling the extension. You can add a password to encrypt your data in the
If you have any questions regarding Authenticator please open an issue.