I am playing Borderlands with friends on Xbox. Since Xbox uses my Microsoft account, not only the Xbox-specific account, I always need to log in to my friend's Xbox by typing my password using the controller.

I know this is kind of on a trust basis, but if there are many people in the room, you cannot make sure that your password has not been seen. Is there another way to log in similar to OTP?

  • Which console are you talking about? Oct 18, 2017 at 18:24
  • @DanmakuGrazer Just fyi, I added both tags because the old one was wrong and I thought the question is relevant for both.
    – Kodama
    Oct 18, 2017 at 20:04
  • We were playing it on xbox-360, but I think this is also valid for xbox-one as @Kodama stated
    – Wakeup
    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:53

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Both consoles let you connect with the Smartglass app, allowing you to type from a table or phone, which should hide your password. You should also be able to plug a keyboard into your XB1 (my source for this is the tooltips for the MMO onigiri which literally tells you that you can do this). If you can't do either of those for whatever reason than I would suggest you change your password when going around your friends house, or if you are truly skeptic you can always make a second account, put it on your own xbox and make sure the 'share gold' setting is on if your on xb1 (just incase you want to play online). Then log in with the second account on your friends xbox, although they may be annoyed, or feel like you don't trust them if you do that.

Also for xbox 360 and xbox one you don't need to log in to your account, simply have your friend log in on his xbox and play as a guest, but this will restrict you from earning achievements etc and no progress in online stuff with online games will save to a guest account, but coop saves in offline etc will save to the xbox and your friend will have whatever he does save to his account if playing online excetra.

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