Gmail and Exchange Online Authentication Changes Coming

Nintex RPA Expert
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Hi, Everyone,


I wanted to let you know that changes are coming soon to how you can authenticate for sending and receiving email using a Gmail or Exchange Online account. Google is turning off Basic authentication at the end of this month (May 2022) and Microsoft is doing it on October 1st, 2022. This means that after this time you cannot use a username and password in your email connection in RPA to send, receive, and work with emails from these systems in your botflows.


For Google you can setup what's known as an App Password and use that in your RPA connection. Many of you are doing this today. However, the plan is to release an updated version of RPA in the coming weeks that allows you to use OAuth for Gmail. Google is not going to remove support for App Passwords so if you're using that today you won't have to do anything come June 1st, 2022.


At some time before October 1st, 2022, we'll release an updated version of RPA to handle OAuth for Exchange Online.


Both of these options will be available through the same way you setup email connections today.


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.