In response to persistent bad actors and increasingly sophisticated threats, the field of IT cybersecurity is developing. Unfortunately, hackers are able to take advantage of Basic Authentication and steal user credentials for their own evil intentions. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is becoming more widely used, but enforcing it can often be challenging or impossible when an application is still utilizing Basic Authentication.
Exchange Online for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), POP, IMAP, Remote PowerShell, Exchange Web Services (EWS), Offline Address Book (OAB), Outlook for Windows, and Outlook for Mac will no longer support Basic Authentication. Microsoft products such as SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams that already use Modern Authentication won’t be affected.
However, that’s not the case for everything – including BitTitan.
BitTitan is an industry-leading software company with a platform of services that assist IT professionals in more profitably assessing, deploying, and managing cloud solutions. One of these being MigrationWiz, which is the most highly rated product in the cloud office migration tool category. Mirazon has been using these tools for years to help with a wide range of migration projects that include email, documents, and other types of workloads from a variety of Source and Destination endpoints.
Now, due to the rapid increase in security concerns and Microsoft moving everyone to Modern Authentication, there is potential for this to cause more than a few headaches. For Microsoft 365 endpoints used for mailbox migrations, BitTitan now supports Modern Authentication, but getting BitTitan to sync to Microsoft 365 tenants will now be a little challenging with Basic Authentication going away. Read on for instructions on using BitTitan with Microsoft 365 Modern Authentication.