Modern Authentication (Oauth) support for the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (e-mail, contacts, calendar)

As I use my Xperia X as a daily driver, it had been a pleasure to use my work e-mail and calendar with the native Jolla apps (e-mail calendar and contacts) thanks to the exchange support on Sailfish.
However as my employer has pushed successfully to a more secure environment by enforcing MFA / 2FA I am not able anymore to sync with my phone due to the fact that the Exchange Supported apps do not support Modern Authentication.

I raised a case with Jolla and after some e-mail back an forth they closed the case and wrote the following:

"The best thing you can do is to start a discussion / suggest a feature on the forum, as then it will get more audience and maybe there are other with the same interest and needs. That will then indicate for us that this is needed.

Jolla Customer Care"

So as @tehhel has already posted a request questioning support for Modern Authenticatons as Basic Authentication wil not be supported by Microsoft (Exchange environments)

There is a need for implementing Modern Authentication in the sailfish OS.
As I succesfully configured the SailOTP app as a token generator I can use the webbased (OWA) with 2FA. However a webbased client has a lot of drawbacks compared to a native integrated app on the phone.

So I’m hoping that there a lot of users who can support this request so that these features can be available and implemented soon.


This is an issue for me, too, our university (where Linus Torvalds was studying when he first started developing Linux) has been using M$ cloud services for a while now, and we’re starting to require MFA university-wide after summer. I know for a fact we have many Sailfish users here…


Thanks for posting this @Sakul, and for the reinforcement @elakim. The problem is clear and we have an internal issue logged for it; I’ll reply here if there’s news I can post.


Hi Flypig,
That is great news, thanks for the heads-up! And this feature will be good news if its availabe. Thereby quite necessary for the sailfish OS to stay competitive.
Looking forward for the upcoming news in this regards

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I agree with what you say. But just to avoid any confusion, my previous message doesn’t imply a commitment to release a fix, or within any particular timescale (sorry, I wish I could give you that, but I want to be straight with you).

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I recently ran into this problem myself and I think this issue is currently much more relevant than before. Due to the pandemic many of us have been working from home, and many employers with no MFA in use have changed their policy, or are going to do so in the near future. Rather likely the obligation to use MFA is going to be an issue to more users than it used to.


my outlook account is not working anymore, now i switched to use android microsoft outlook instead

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This is a must feature for us as well and our customers!