Authentication for Finance and Operations apps upgraded to OpenIdConnect

Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users, automatically - Jul 30, 2021

Business value

We're retiring the out-of-support WS-Federation authentication protocol and replacing it with industry standard OpenIdConnect OAuth security protocol. OpenIdConnect OAuth security protocol supports modern authentication, which includes multi-factor authentication and conditional access policy.

Feature details

The authentication protocol for Finance and Operations apps is upgraded from WS-Federation to Open Web Interface for .NET (OWIN) with OpenIdConnect. This upgrade allows us to comply with the current standard authentication protocol and enables us to easily integrate and onboard external partners to run their applications with Finance and Operations apps.