Keep your security up to date

To stay secure online outdated authentication has been disabled for modern authentication.

During October 2022 Microsoft disabled basic authentication in Exchange Online. Our Pisys engineers have seen a rise in customer queries regarding the ability to carry out basic work functions with applications and scripts. So, why have Microsoft recently disabled basic authentication?

“We have had lots of tickets raised as a result of this especially as many of our customers legacy devices such as older multi-function printers cannot support the newer encryption protocols and therefore customers have been asking why they are no longer able to scan to email” – Angela Jones, IT Fast Response Engineer Team Leader

Basic authentication has become outdated resulting in a change requirement to maintain security, resulting in modern authentication. You can check your authentication in knowing if it opens in a web-based login page.

Why the change from basic authentication?

Microsoft have implemented changes as cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated in their approach. The change is to ensure user safety, securing confidential data and communications. Staying with basic authentication can leave your staff and business open to vulnerabilities, as well as disruption in work tasks due to not having encrypted credentials.

Pisys can help!

Pisys can help you stay up to date with the times and help your systems stay on track so that you can carry on working without disruption. We can help upgrade customer software, put the relevant updates in place, and reconfigure any apps necessary. By looking into your working environment, our engineers can advise and recommend further steps to take in your IT security.

Give our team a call: 01792 464748

Key terms handy to know:

  • EWS – Exchange Web Services
  • RPS – Remote PowerShell
  • POP – Mail server authentication? Post Office protocol
  • IMAP – Internet Messaging Access Protocol
  • EAS – Exchange ActiveSync
  • SMTP – Simple mail transfer protocol
  • EOP – Exchange Online Protection