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Update to generating App Password in Office 365 / Microsoft 365

Introduction:

In my previous blog on setting up the App Password for Outlook after enabling Multi-Factor Authentication, refer to How to bypass Multi-Factor Authentication
This blog is an update on the changes made to the process creation of App Password and is relatively easier to follow.
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Pre-requisites:

Microsoft 365 (a.k.a Office 365)

Demonstration:

In portal.office.com, go to the Users icon on the top right and select 'View Account'

View Account


Head over to the 'Security Info' navigation on the left side and click on 'Add Method
Adding Method in Security Info


You need to select the Method as 'App Password', provide the 'App Name' and copy the password generated for further use
Adding a Method

Adding AppName


Copying App Password


I tested the copied password in SMTP Mail Setup in Business Central and it worked like a charm.

Conclusion:

While working on the method to generate App Password as per my previous blog, I realized that the option wasn't visible. Hence, I  found this way to resolve the query.

Thanks for reading 

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