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

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:
    iOSAndroid
    Office clients (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote)SupportedSupported
    OneDriveSupportedSupported
    OutlookComing soonSupported
    Skype for BusinessComing soonSupported
  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.

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