Microsoft has fixed multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Office 365 on iPhones!

Law offices that were early adopters of Office 365 did not have a reliable way to enable multi-factor authentication for iPhones.  Subsequently, these customers were given very long ‘app passwords’ to be used as a ‘backup password’ and maintained by the Office 365 administrator.  This strategy has inherent security concerns.

Microsoft resolved the issue for deploying Multi-Factor Authentication on iPhones (and Outlook 2013 and later)!  Now, after enabling ‘modern authentication’ in the admin console on older accounts, users simply need to remove and re-add their Office 365 email accounts.  The process will employ multi-factor authentication and the old App Password can be deleted.  This strategy significantly enhances security and is recommended.

Contact LCC to enable ‘modern authentication’.

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