App password needed for family safety on Xbox?

Am I missing something here or did MS just not think their 2-factor authentication all the way through. I have family safety setup on my Xbox and when my child needs my password to allow a function, it seems I have to use an app password not my authenticator app since I have 2-factor authentication setup on my Live account. Seems a serious design flaw and a pain.

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

  Maybe I misunderstand......  Why would anything besides the proper password be needed?  No App is required for Console use........ I maybe very wrong but,  Either a child knows the password or not.... Seems like a decent security feature IMHO.

Missing my point.  So, on Xbox I can set Family Safety and limit what my child accesses.  So, let assume they want to add a new friend that require the "parent" password.  Problem is since I have 2-factor authentication on my account, the Xbox is requiring a "app" password, not my normal Xbox password or the code from my authenticator app.

Make sense?

Set family safety,   Got it.     Assumption,  Child wants friend.-----   Got it.     Parent approves friend or not.   GOOD LUCK!!!