OAuth authentication for Condeco meeting room screens using the Microsoft 365 calendar service is now available and recommended for Microsoft Exchange online customers.
OAuth authentication is an open-standard authorization protocol or framework that allows applications to authenticate with each other. It provides greater security than Basic Authentication as user credentials and passwords are not passed between applications. OAuth authentication relies on the exchange of security tokens, which grant access to a specific set of resources for a specific amount of time.
About this guide
This guide explains how to configure OAuth for your Microsoft 365 calendar service in Condeco and enable OAuth for your meeting room screens, either using the Condeco Self-Service Admin Portal or directly on the meeting room screen.
Good to know
- Since an Exchange Calendar Service may include rooms from several different Microsoft 365 accounts, the Condeco Tenant Administrator must grant consent for all Microsoft 365 accounts that manage Condeco rooms.
- The consent accepted when enabling OAuth is only for meeting room screens and not any other applications in use.
- The Azure service principal is not stored in Calendar Settings. This protects from having to change every tenant in the event of the service principal changing.
- Switching from OAuth to Basic authentication is not supported. Once a room or screen has been authenticated to OAuth it cannot be moved back to Basic authentication.