1. richdb's Avatar
    As previously communicated in MC191153, beginning October 13, 2020, we will retire Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS to access Exchange Online. Note: this change does not impact SMTP AUTH.

    We have published an updated blog with more information about this change - Basic Auth and Exchange Online – February 2020 Update

    There are several actions that you and/or your users can take to avoid service disruptions on client applications, and we describe them below and in the blog. If no action is taken, client applications using Basic Authentication for EWS may be unable to connect after October 13, 2020.

    Any application using OAuth 2.0 and connecting using any of these protocols, will continue to work without change or interruption.

    Does this affect BB10? I have no idea if BB10 (the hub) is using OAuth 2.0.

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    02-28-20 12:10 AM
  2. WES51's Avatar
    Who is "we" and what is the source of this information?
    Last edited by howarmat; 02-28-20 at 10:58 AM.
    02-28-20 07:55 AM
  3. imradlol's Avatar
    Gonna be even sooner than that, since MS is retiring older encryption protocols-
    MC186218
    Plan For Change
    Published On : July 19, 2019
    Action required by May 31, 2020

    As previously communicated (MC124104 in Oct 2017, MC126199 in Dec 2017 and MC128929 in Feb 2018), we are moving all of our online services to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best-in-class encryption, and to ensure our service is more secure by default.

    Keeping on track with this promise – Office 365 will be retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1 starting June 1, 2020.

    How does this impact me?

    Starting June 1, 2020, Office 365 will begin retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1. This means that all connections to Office 365 using the protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 will not work.
    I'd love to be proven wrong but I don't think BB10 supports TLS 1.2
    02-28-20 09:04 AM
  4. brookie229's Avatar
    Gonna be even sooner than that, since MS is retiring older encryption protocols-


    I'd love to be proven wrong but I don't think BB10 supports TLS 1.2
    10.3.3.xxxx BB10 does indeed support TLS 1.2.

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    02-28-20 09:45 AM
  5. imradlol's Avatar
    10.3.3.xxxx BB10 does indeed support TLS 1.2.

    Posted via CB10
    Ah, my mistake! Glad to know that as well!

    Posted via CB10
    02-28-20 10:03 AM
  6. WES51's Avatar
    10.3.3.xxxx BB10 does indeed support TLS 1.2.

    Posted via CB10
    So are we OK then, will that help/solve our issue after October?
    02-28-20 10:06 AM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Who is "we" and what is the source of this information?

    MS

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-u...365-customers/
    Yeah the "we" is Microsoft and this is mostly for hosted Exchange accounts.... not sure if the same will apply to free "outlook/hotmail..." accounts or not.


    Yahoo might be the better solution at that point...
    02-28-20 10:10 AM
  8. WES51's Avatar
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    02-28-20 10:18 AM
  9. howarmat's Avatar
    Sorry I hit the edit instead of reply earlier

    MS

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-u...365-customers/
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    02-28-20 10:58 AM
  10. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Ah, my mistake! Glad to know that as well!

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    Not sure all is well..... TLS 1.2 is not the same as OAuth 2.0.

    From what I understand, those that utilize Exchange Online services (not local Exchange Server) will need a modern client.... Current Android and iOS Clients have been good for a few years. But even users of MS Office will need a newer client - MS Office 2016 and older are not going to be compatible. How hard would it be for MS to update Outlook 2016?

    If it's going to be an issue, your company will be letting you know - as there are tools for administrators to run to test compatibility.

    I don't think this will affect the outlook/hotmail free accounts, just the business plans.
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    02-28-20 11:01 AM
  11. brookie229's Avatar
    So are we OK then, will that help/solve our issue after October?
    Yes, as far as TLS issue.
    02-28-20 11:33 AM
  12. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Yahoo might be the better solution at that point...
    Yahoo is NEVER the better solution, unless your goal is to give everyone in the world access to your account. The 3 Stooges would do a better job as admins than the Yahoos at Yahoo. They've been breached so often that they've probably installed a revolving door into the server farm. I've seen better security at a lemonade stand.

    Friends don't let friends recommend Yahoo.
    WES51, ppeters914, conite and 1 others like this.
    02-28-20 06:31 PM
  13. ppeters914's Avatar
    Gee, Troy, tell us how you really feel.
    02-28-20 08:23 PM
  14. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    As previously communicated in MC191153, beginning October 13, 2020, we will retire Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS to access Exchange Online. Note: this change does not impact SMTP AUTH.

    We have published an updated blog with more information about this change - Basic Auth and Exchange Online – February 2020 Update

    There are several actions that you and/or your users can take to avoid service disruptions on client applications, and we describe them below and in the blog. If no action is taken, client applications using Basic Authentication for EWS may be unable to connect after October 13, 2020.

    Any application using OAuth 2.0 and connecting using any of these protocols, will continue to work without change or interruption.

    Does this affect BB10? I have no idea if BB10 (the hub) is using OAuth 2.0.

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    Hey rich,

    I've actually been monitoring this situation and rest assured that BB10 does indeed support OAuth 2.0, so all should be well after October 13, 2020. I will be keeping an eye on it though so if anything changes I'll update (here if I can, definitely on the BlackberryPhoenix subreddit.)
    WES51 and mikael11 like this.
    02-28-20 09:46 PM
  15. WES51's Avatar
    Hey rich,

    I've actually been monitoring this situation and rest assured that BB10 does indeed support OAuth 2.0, so all should be well after October 13, 2020. I will be keeping an eye on it though so if anything changes I'll update (here if I can, definitely on the BlackberryPhoenix subreddit.)
    GREAT news indeed!
    02-28-20 09:48 PM
  16. richdb's Avatar
    Hey Trumpet Tiger,

    Thank you for the information. I hope it's still working after October.

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    02-28-20 11:48 PM
  17. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    BB10 does indeed support OAuth 2.0
    NIAP cert for the win?
    ppeters914 likes this.
    02-29-20 10:40 AM

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