Many applications rely on Microsoft to provide services for RSI clients. However, just like logging on to a website, Microsoft needs applications to log in to prove their identity before performing the services. Since the task is completed behind the scenes, individuals don’t realize the application they’re using is logging into Microsoft and requires authorization.
In the past, Microsoft, like other software service providers, used its own protocols and services to provide authentication. Recently, however, Microsoft has announced its shift to OAuth (Open Authorization 2.0) for all of its authorization requirements. A grace period was provided for other applications utilizing the older authorization services to move to OAuth. The grace period ended at the start of 2023, forcing everyone to shift to the permanent switch over to OAuth 2.0.
RSI worked with our clients to seamlessly switch over to system update which included code changes and redeployments. We were able to complete the task with minimal risk and impact and they can continue to use the MS applications without interruption or fear of permanently losing access to functionality and data.