Exchange Online: How to enable your tenant for modern authentication


To learn more about modern authentication, visit: Jump

In order for Office clients to use modern authentication flows, the Office 365 tenant needs to support modern authentication flows. You can find more details here - Jump .


Office Application are prompting for credentials. Sometimes Office application can still have an active session while also prompting for credentials. In this case, You are connected to MSOL online but NOT Exchange Online. This Article will Guide you through the fix . 


The Office 365 tenant/resource host (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Skype for Business Online) will need to be configured to accept a modern authentication connection. Here is the per service state of modern authentication by default :

  • Exchange Online - OFF by default.

  • SharePoint Online - ON by default.

  • Skype for Business Online - OFF by default.



This article explains how to enable your Exchange Online tenant to support modern authentication.

  1. Connect to Exchange Online using remote PowerShell: Jump
  2. Run the following command:
    • Set-OrganizationConfig -OAuth2ClientProfileEnabled:$true
  3. Verify that the change was successful by running the following:    
    • Get-OrganizationConfig | ft name, *OAuth*

Frequently Asked Questions

I applied to the public preview program and was accepted, do I need to make any changes now?

If your Exchange Online tenant was previously enabled as a part of the Private Preview or Public Preview programs, no action is needed at this time. You can verify that your tenant is configured to support modern authentication by following Step 3 above.

How can Skype for Business Online be configured to use modern authentication?

Visit Jump .We recommend that you enable your Exchange Online tenant for modern authentication prior to enabling Skype for Business Online for modern authentication.

Is production support available if I enable my tenant for modern authentication?

Yes, production support is available for all tenants enabled for modern authentication.