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MC318316: OAuth interface for Office 365 Reporting web service

Updated June 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated April 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below and provided additional details for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

Currently, users accessing Reporting Web service use “Basic Authentication” and must provide their credentials. With this feature update, Microsoft will improve the security of your tenant by replacing “Basic Authentication” access in favor of the recommended OAuth user interface which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.

MC318316: OAuth interface for Office 365 Reporting web service

Key points

  • Timing: Rollout will begin in early May (previously mid-March) and is expected to be complete by mid-July (previously late May).

How this will affect your organization

No immediate action required. Users could start migrating their programmatic access to Office 365 Reporting Web Service from “Basic Authentication” to “OAuth”.

Basic

Customers accessing the Reporting web service from browser will now see the OAuth dialog instead of "Basic Authentication".

OAuth

Customers accessing the Reporting web service from browser will now see the OAuth dialog instead of "Basic Authentication".

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Learn more

Message ID: MC318316
Published: 26 January 2022
Updated: 16 June 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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