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Microsoft Deprecating IMAP and Basic Auth - Oct/2022

Microsoft is deprecating the IMAP and Basic Auth authentication for mailboxes from Oct/2022 - please see the link below.

As of now the only options to connect to Office 365 mailboxes is using IMAP and Basic Auth - but that will not be available essentially making all of our mailboxes which are connected to Microsoft O365 - completely useless and resulting in complete non usability of a major component of Sterling B2B Integrator - the B2B Mail Client Adapter using which many Trading Partners send valuable information.


IBM should have options for the mail client adapter to support newer protocol (Graph API)


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


https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/basic-authentication-and-exchange-online-september-2021-update/ba-p/2772210

  • Guest
  • Mar 25 2022
  • Planned for future release
What is your industry? Electronics
How will this idea be used?

Without this functionality implemented in Sterling B2B Implemented - Sterling B2B would be unable to read any emails hosted on Office 365. Office 365 being the largest mail server being used across the companies - this would lead to maximum number of customers unable to use the Mail Client Adapter with B2B Integrator and essentially loss of business for both Customer and IBM.

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