Basic Authentication

Riaan-VS 351 Reputation points
2022-09-26T09:27:51.543+00:00

Hi All,

Will app passwords for SMTP Auth still be available after October 1?

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/clients-and-mobile-in-exchange-online/deprecation-of-basic-authentication-exchange-online

I can't really clarify according to the above article. Can someone clarify the following question for me?

We want to still be able to use app passwords through SMTP AUTH after October 1. Wil this be possible when enabling SMTP auth?
Or do APP passwords stop as a whole?

Thanks for your reply!

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  1. Alistair Ross 7,101 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-09-26T10:08:17.69+00:00

    Hello @RiannVS

    From the link you have provided, it does state that they will only be disabling SMTP Auth for tenants where it is not used. This is further clarified in a tech community blog post from the exchange team here https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/basic-authentication-deprecation-in-exchange-online-september/ba-p/3609437 (This is linked in the page you referenced).

    Starting October 1st, we will start to randomly select tenants and disable basic authentication access for MAPI, RPC, Offline Address Book (OAB), Exchange Web Services (EWS), POP, IMAP, Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), and Remote PowerShell. We will post a message to the Message Center 7 days prior, and we will post Service Health Dashboard notifications to each tenant on the day of the change.

    We will not be disabling or changing any settings for SMTP AUTH.

    Kind regards

    Alistair

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  1. Riaan-VS 351 Reputation points
    2022-09-26T10:14:42.83+00:00

    Hello Alistair,

    Thanks for the article!
    This answered allot :)!

    Have a nice day!

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