Azure – You can now use device code flow sign-in to logon with Azure Explorer

By now you should already know Azure Storage Explore, client application allowing you access your storage in Azure from Windows, MacOS or Linux devices (download link

Well, Azure Explorer has got an interesting improvement which allows you to use the device code flow sign-in to connect to your Azure tenant and access your storage in Azure.

The device code flow sign-in allows you to authenticate with Azure Active Directory using a device code so you don’t need to always sign-in with your user account.

To enable this option, you need to run the latest version of Azure Explorer (1.12.0 at the time of writing this post) and then go to the Settings\Application configuration options


Then you need to scroll down to reach the Use device code flow sign-in option to enable it


Then when you go to add an account and choose to add an Azure Account you will be prompted to copy a one-time passcode and logon to the device authentication website to authenticate

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Once you got the authentication confirmation you are now authenticated and access your Azure storage


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies