Microsoft announces the general availability of certificate based authentication for iOS and Android Office apps

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Azure AD

Microsoft today announced the general availability of certificate-based authentication for iOS and Android for Office 365. This new feature lights up the following two scenarios:

  1. In federated Azure AD domains, Office applications on iOS and Android can perform certificate-based authentication against the federation server. The chart below outlines the support for certificate-based authentication across Office applications:
    iOS Android
    Office clients (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote) Supported Supported
    OneDrive Supported Supported
    Outlook Coming soon Supported
    Skype for Business Coming soon Supported
  2. Supported Exchange ActiveSync mobile apps in iOS and Android can now do certificate-based authentication to Exchange Online, for both managed and federated Azure AD domains.

To get started with this new feature, follow the steps mentioned here.

More about the topics: android, azure, Azure Active Directory, certificate-based authentication, General Availability, Identity Management, ios, microsoft, Offie 365