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Modern Authentication Support Comes to Microsoft Remote: What You Need to Know

Cloud Security: Modern Authentication Support Comes to Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer
Introduction
The Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (RCA) is an online tool that allows customers to remotely test connectivity and authentication for services such as Exchange Online, Office 365, Outlook.com, and others. It’s a valuable tool for IT administrators to use when diagnosing and troubleshooting connectivity issues.

The RCA tool has recently been upgraded with modern authentication support, allowing customers to more easily test their connection and authentication for Exchange Online. In this article, we’ll look at what modern authentication is and how it works in the RCA.

What Is Modern Authentication?
Modern authentication is a term used to describe a set of authentication protocols and methods that are used to authenticate users to Exchange Online. This includes protocols such as OpenID Connect, OAuth 2.0, and SAML 2.0. Modern authentication provides a more secure and reliable authentication experience, while also providing improved user experience and support for multi-factor authentication (MFA).

How Does Modern Authentication Work in the RCA?
The RCA now supports modern authentication for Exchange Online, allowing customers to more easily test their connection and authentication for Exchange Online. To use modern authentication in the RCA, customers will need to enter the credentials for their Exchange Online account. This includes the user’s username and password, as well as any additional MFA factors (such as a phone call or text message).

Once the credentials are entered, the RCA will authenticate the user and test the connectivity to Exchange Online. The results of the test will be displayed on the RCA website, and can be used to diagnose any issues with the connection.

Conclusion
The RCA is a valuable tool for IT administrators to use when troubleshooting and diagnosing connectivity issues with Exchange Online. The recent upgrade to the RCA with modern authentication support allows customers to more easily test their connection and authentication for Exchange Online. With the addition of modern authentication support, customers will have a more secure and reliable authentication experience, as well as improved user experience and support for multi-factor authentication.

By using the RCA with modern authentication support, customers will have an easier time troubleshooting and diagnosing any issues with their Exchange Online connection.
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Modern Authentication Support comes to Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

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