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Announcing OAuth 2.0 Support for IMAP and SMTP Auth Protocols in Exchange Online

Understanding OAuth 2.0 for Exchange Online
What is OAuth 2.0?
OAuth 2.0 is an authorization framework that enables applications to obtain limited access to user accounts on an HTTP service. It works by delegating user authentication to the service that hosts the user account, and authorizing third-party applications to access the user account. OAuth 2.0 provides a secure way for users to grant third-party access to their resources without sharing their passwords.Why Use OAuth 2.0 in Exchange Online?
Exchange Online can now take advantage of OAuth 2.0 to provide a better and more secure way to access user accounts. With OAuth 2.0, users can now use their Exchange Online credentials to access third-party applications and services without having to share their passwords. This allows for a more secure authentication experience and provides users with more control over their accounts and data.How to Use OAuth 2.0 in Exchange Online
Exchange Online now supports OAuth 2.0, so users can use their Exchange Online credentials to access third-party applications and services. To use OAuth 2.0, users can log into their Exchange Online account and then click on the “Security” tab in the Exchange Online admin center. Once there, users can select “OAuth 2.0” from the drop-down menu and then choose the “Enable” option.Benefits of Using OAuth 2.0 in Exchange Online
Using OAuth 2.0 in Exchange Online provides a number of benefits for users, including: * Increased security – OAuth 2.0 provides a more secure authentication experience by not requiring users to share their passwords.
* Greater control – OAuth 2.0 gives users more control over their accounts and data.
* Improved access – OAuth 2.0 makes it easier for users to access third-party applications and services without having to enter their passwords.

Conclusion
OAuth 2.0 is a great addition to Exchange Online, as it provides users with a more secure and easy way to access third-party applications and services. With OAuth 2.0, users no longer have to share their passwords, giving them greater control over their accounts and data. OAuth 2.0 is a great way to keep your Exchange Online accounts secure, and is a must-have for any Exchange Online user.
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Announcing OAuth 2.0 support for IMAP and SMTP AUTH protocols in Exchange Online

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