Monday, March 20, 2017

Enabling two factor authentication in Outlook 2013 with Office365

This post will go over what you need to do to enable two factor authentication in Office 2013 with a backend Office365 mail server (so you don't need to use app passwords).  This process sets up the 'modern authentication' login window for Office 2013 programs.

Step one - from a Powershell command prompt run this command (info from here):
Set-OrganizationConfig -OAuth2ClientProfileEnabled $true

Step two - Add group policy to push modern authentication registry entries to Office 2013 computers

After step two is complete, I'd recommend waiting a couple days for all the users to get these settings added to their registry via group policy..  

Step three - enable 2FA from the Office Portal:

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