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Use two-step authentication? The Microsoft Developer Center app now works again!

Dev Center

We've covered Microsoft's push into the realm of two-step authentication quite extensively as the company continues to roll changes out and patch up broken areas of its backend. This includes the Dev Center app for Windows Phone, which caused issues for those who desired to utilise the app after upgrading their account to be more secure. Microsoft has now reported that it has fixed the problem.

So how does one get round the problem with the app not working? You can now pop in to the Microsoft Account management area to create an "app password" and use it on the Dev Center app. This will enable you to login and continue using the service as usual. If you haven't already checked out the Dev Center app, you can download it from the Windows Phone Store.

Source: MSDN; thanks, glass, for the heads up!

QR: Dev Center



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jrnag24 says:

now if only they would make one for the windows 8 dev center it would be nice to see it on my phone

IRB360 says:

My thoughts exactly.

jake69 says:

Not sure if this 2-step authentication are the cause of it...but after I activated it my Zune Pass no longer grandfathered. Lost  my 10 songs monthly download.

wpn00b says:

I hope that's not the case. I was just about to enable this. I know that if you fail to update your payment method and miss that you can lose it. I called to correct that so maybe give them a call.

CJ Thunder says:

All apps need an app password, even the phone, right? Did dev center just not accept an app password?

fuzzzerd says:

Exactly. You would generate an app specific password, but Dev Center would juts error out saying your credentials were invalid. This no longer is the case, and it (at least for me) is working normally.

Ivan05il says:

I had to deactivate two step authentification because of SkyDrive. For one it's impossible to use authentificator app, there's just not enough time to enter  the code and then it does not work anyway. It needs app password, too.

Sifilone says:

Also, to me it broke the automatic upload of photos to skydrive. If you are fast enough you can work it out with the Skydrive app, but for the auto upload i have no idea where to provide the app password.

Ivan05il says:

That's what I found out, too. Basically anything on a phone that requires MS login has to work with app passwords, MS has to change that just like they did with this app.

dav8o8 says:

Mine too...  All pics are "sitting in queue"...  Cant upload...  :-(

Darshan Mech says:

I can't login with my Microsoft email id.....plz help