Closed Bug 1247540 Opened 9 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Add support for modern authentication -Active Directory based, SAML, MFA, ...

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Security, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1528136

People

(Reporter: raoul.teeuwen, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/48.0.2564.103 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

(i came here assuming i can also post a feature request - sorry if this is the wrong place) 



Expected results:

Now Office365 usage is on the rise, and Microsoft supports modern authentication (https://blogs.office.com/2015/11/19/updated-office-365-modern-authentication-public-preview/ ), and assuming Thunderbird is a much used email-client, also in edu and corporate environment, i wonder whether modern authentication (SAML based) could be added, so Thunderbird users can use federated authentication. Maybe this open source code can be used: https://github.com/SURFnet?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=nonweb
Interesting.
That would be a nice feature to have I think :)
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Security
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Add support for modern authentication → Add support for modern authentication -Active Directory based, SAML, MFA, ...
I'm not sure if this is the same request or a different one, but at least some users of IBM's Connections Cloud need, I'm told, SAML authentication in order to follow Atom feeds. I know that I am unable to connect to those Atom feeds myself.

Interestingly, the integrated Mozilla SeaMonkey project does support this authentication. But Thunderbird does not. Wondering if that's just code that could be integrated over into Thunderbird.

See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.support.thunderbird/6J9vqqD0xRU

Supporting Microsoft Modern Auth for mail access (which is strongly pushed by microsoft naturally) means that POP3 or IMAP are not supported anymore.
Support of ActiveSync, EWS or MAPI is needed.

Looks like Office365 plans to remove imap/pop3 support just over a year from now.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Exchange-Team-Blog/Improving-Security-Together/ba-p/805892

I think we can dupe this to bug 1528136.

Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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