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Will MigrationWiz work when two-factor or multi-factor authentication is in place?

Last Update: 7/21/2017 11:31 AM
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​​Will MigrationWiz (or UserActivation) work when two-factor or multi-factor authentication is in place?


MigrationWiz (or UserActivation) will not work directly with any account that is set up to use two-factor or multi-factor authentication. However, a workaround for migration is to migrate using an admin account that is set up without the extra authentication requirements.


Further information:

  • When creating your MigrationWiz Mailbox (or UserActivation) project, enter the credentials for this admin account under Use Administrator Login.
  • This account needs to be set up with full access permissions to each mailbox. Refer to KB004944 for more details.
  • Add your user mailboxes in the normal manner. See KB004842 for details.
Note: DeploymentPro will not work when two-factor or multi-factor authentication is in place. We advise disabling two-factor or multi-factor authentication during profile configuration. Once complete, it could be re-enabled, but users would then have to provide the application password before they could connect via their Outlook profiles. Different Outlook versions have different processes to follow for this. Refer to Microsoft TechNet articles for more information.​