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How to Generate an App-Specific Password for Outlook.com

When trying to add your Outlook.com, Hotmail.com or Live.com Microsoft accounts to 4Team products like Sync2 Cloud, SyncGene, or vCard Wizard using your regular password, you may get an error that the password is incorrect or it requires an app-specific password.

What is an App-Specific Password?

App-specific passwords add an extra layer of security to your Microsoft account. They allow you to sign in to your account and securely access the information stored in Outlook.com from a third-party app. App-specific passwords maintain a high level of security and help ensure your Microsoft account password won’t be collected or stored by any third-party apps you use.

How to Generate an App-Specific Password?

Step 1. Open your browser, visit the Microsoft Security Basics page, and log in to your Microsoft account.

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Step 2. In the Security basics page, go to Advanced Security options.

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Step 3. In the Additional security section, turn on the 2-step verification option.

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Step 4. Follow the steps shown in the guide until the setup is complete.

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Step 5. Once the 2-step verification option is enabled, you will find the App passwords section available in the Security Basics page. Click on the Create a new app password option.

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Step 6. An app password will be generated - copy it.

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Step 7. Finally, use the generated app-password key instead of your regular password, in the application where you have added your Microsoft account.

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