Configuring a connection to Office 365

To protect Office 365 services of your company, you need to connect Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 to your Office 365.

If you have already granted Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 separate consents to access your Office 365 services before, these services remain protected. At that, you should grant Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 a general consent to access all your Office 365 services (Exchange Online, OneDrive, and SharePoint Online) to ensure that all Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 protection modules operate on a full scale.

When connecting to Office 365, Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 uses OAuth 2.0. OAuth 2.0 is an open standard for access delegation. This standard allows users to grant websites or applications access to information on other websites, without disclosing the passwords. In contrast to OAuth 2.0, the old basic authentication protocol requires a user name and a password for access.

Microsoft Corporation plans to stop supporting the basic authentication as a method for accessing Office 365 and now recommends the use of OAuth 2.0. Decommissioning basic authentication can help protect your Office 365 from brute force or password spray attacks.

You cannot use Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 if your Office 365 organization is registered in Microsoft Azure national clouds (also known as sovereign clouds).

You can also disconnect the application from your Office 365, if you no longer want to protect the Office 365 services of your company.

Configuring a connection to Office 365 involves the following:

Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 supports OAuth 2.0 beginning with version 1.2.17. If you have already configured protection in earlier versions, switch to using OAuth 2.0.

In this section

Connecting to Office 365

Disconnecting from Office 365

Switching to OAuth 2.0

Managing a Service Account

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