Move Microsoft Office 365 from SWA to WS-Federation
There are two sign-on methods for Microsoft Office 365 available in Okta:
- Secure Web Authentication (SWA): SWA relies on a username and a password for security credentials that can be selected by the end user or assigned by the administrator.
- WS-Federation: WS-Federation is a specification that defines mechanisms to transfer identity information using encrypted SOAP messages. It adds a level of security. WS-Federation doesn't require a separate password for Office 365. So Okta doesn't need to sync user passwords when WS-Federation is used.
In the Admin Console, go to .
Locate and select the Microsoft Office 365 app.
Select the Sign On tab, then click Edit.
For Sign on methods, select WS-Federation.
Follow setup instructions in Configure Single Sign-on for Office 365.