Veeam for Office 365 and Two Factor?

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Veeam for Office 365 and Two Factor?

Veeam Logoby postmaal » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:13 pm

We currently use two factor for Office 365. If I turn two factor off I am able to use my credentials to continue setting it up. If I try and use my regular login credentials, I cannot get past Connect to EWS, If I use an app password I get past Connect to EWS but fail connecting to powershell as "App Passwords are not available for use with PowerShell access to Office 365". Any suggestions?

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Re: Veeam for Office 365 and Two Factor?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:02 am

Hi,

Can you create a special user that doesn't need to use two factor authentication? Like a global user that will be used for this solution?

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Re: Veeam for Office 365 and Two Factor?

Veeam Logoby postmaal » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:51 pm

Thanks for the suggestion Mike,

We do use a non two-factor user for powershell as Microsoft, to the best of my knowledge, doesn't allow multi-factor auth with power shell sessions. Since it appears veeam leverages powershell to connect to 365 I'm going to have to use that same user for the backups. I don't like it but I can live with it and rely on a strict password. I'm beginning to realize this isn't a veeam issue but instead of Microsoft one. It does seem backwards to me that the powershell admin user (one who has access to everything) isn't allowed multi-factor authentication. I also don't like giving up such passwords to 3rd party applications.
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Re: Veeam for Office 365 and Two Factor?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:41 pm

Hi,

I can understand, but as you said yourself... This is something we can't control. Please let us know if this works. From our side, we will ask (but not for v1 anymore) Microsoft to see if this is something that can be solved.
For your information, your password and user is stored encrypted in our solution.

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Re: Veeam for Office 365 and Two Factor?

Veeam Logoby postmaal » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:30 pm 1 person likes this post

I was able to set it up with a non two-factor user. Overall fairly impressed playing around with the beta. Looking forward to the release.

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Re: Veeam for Office 365 and Two Factor?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:03 pm

Hi Alex,

Thanks for coming back to us. Appreciated!

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