Enable Modern Authentication for Office 2013 on Windows devices

To enable modern authentication for any Windows devices that have Office 2013 installed, you need to set specific registry keys.

Enable modern authentication for Office 2013 clients

Note

Modern authentication is already enabled for Office 2016 clients, you do not need to set registry keys for Office 2016.

To enable modern authentication for any devices running Windows (for example on laptops and tablets), that have Microsoft Office 2013 installed, you need to set the following registry keys. The keys have to be set on each device that you want to enable for modern authentication:

Registry key Type Value
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity\EnableADAL
REG_DWORD
1
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity\Version
REG_DWORD
1

Once you have set the registry keys, you can set Office 2013 devices apps to use multifactor authentication (MFA) with Office 365

If you're currently signed-in with any of the client apps, you need to sign out and sign back in for the change to take effect. Otherwise, the MRU and roaming settings will be unavailable until the ADAL identity is established.

Disable modern authentication on devices

To disable modern authentication on a device, set the following registry keys on the device:

Registry key Type Value
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity\EnableADAL
REG_DWORD
0

Sign in to Office 2013 with a second verification method