From last few months Microsoft is adding more and more new features to Windows Live services. These features are may be the part of Windows Live Wave 4 version. I today notice a new feature on Windows Live homepage, stating ‘Sign in with a Single-Use Code’. This feature adds a new dimension in the security of the email accounts.
Single-Use Code is a feature by which you can secure your account credentials when you are logging in on a Public computer. As the name shows, using this feature there will be no need to use your account password to log in to your account. You just request a single use code and you’ll receive a code on your phone number and instead of using your main password just use that code. The code will be valid only for a single login, once you’ll logged out the code will expires automatically.
To request a Single-Use Code, follow these simple steps:
- Go to Windows Live Login page. There you get an option stating ‘Sign in with a Single-use Code’, Click on it.
- Then on the next page click on Request a Code.
- At this page, enter your Windows Live id then select your country from the list, give your Phone Number and finally click on send text message.
- You’ll receive a code in a text message on your mobile. Now instead of your main password use that code to login to your Windows Live account.
Note: Currently this facility is available for selected countries. Please check your county name before using it.