M365 Changelog: (Updated) OAuth interface for Office 365 Reporting web service

MC318316 – Updated June 16, 2022: Microsoft has 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 Microsoft will continue to invest our development resources.

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”.

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.

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