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End-of-Life for Exchange Online Basic Authorization Updates

Starting on October 13, 2020 Microsoft will no longer support Basic Authentication access to Exchange Online APIs for Office 365 customers.

You can read more about the changes and announcements at these links:

Exoprise CloudReady supports lots of different access methods for testing Exchange Online performance, availability, mail flow and more. As such, we’ve been upgrading our support for this change and also making it easier for customers to migrate their Exchange Online monitoring to OAuth before the deadline.

Exoprise PowerShell Management API Updates

Exoprise recently expanded the PowerShell Management API to support setting and updating OAuth credentials for sensor types that take OAuth credentials including the following Email sensor types:

  • Exchange Online
  • ActiveSync
  • FreeBusy
  • Outlook Web Access

This is not the full list of sensors that support OAuth but the affected Exchange Online sensors.

Read more about the PowerShell Management API

To update Exchange Online monitoring sensors, you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Sign into the CloudReady Portal
  2. Navigate to the CloudReady OAuth management page: Admin > Settings > OAuth
  3. Create separate OAuth registrations for each account, permissions and access method. Exoprise uses granular permissions for each OAuth registration as opposed to broad permissions across an account. This is more secure.
    • Give each OAuth registration a unique label. You will use this label to set the OAuth registration from the PowerShell API.
    • You have accept/create an OAuth registration, first, before you can use the API. There’s no way to create and/ore accept OAuth registrations with an API. That’s OAuth.

Edit Sensors Updates

Exoprise recently updated the Edit Sensors page with bulk support for setting and updating OAuth credentials. This change, along with the capability to configure OAuth credentials via PowerShell, enables customers to update the environment prior to the October deadline.

To update Exchange Online monitoring sensors, you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Sign into the CloudReady Portal
  2. Navigate to the CloudReady OAuth management page: Admin > Settings > OAuth
  3. Create separate OAuth registrations for each account, permissions and access method. Exoprise uses granular permissions for each OAuth registration as opposed to broad permissions across an account. This is more secure.
    • Give each OAuth registration a unique label. You will use this label to set the OAuth registration from the PowerShell API.
    • You have accept/create an OAuth registration, first, before you can use the API. There’s no way to create and/ore accept OAuth registrations with an API. That’s OAuth.
  4. Navigate to the Edit Sensors page, click Change OAuth Authorizations
    Change OAuth Authorization Drop Down
  5. Choose the different OAuth registration type to filter the list of possible sensors
  6. Choose the sensors you would like to change and click Apply
  7. On the following page, finalize the sensors that you want to change and click Save Changes

Update Your Sensors Before October 2020

Make sure to update your sensors to migrate from Basic Authorization to OAuth Authorization before the October 2020 deadline and contact us with any questions you might have.

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