federated auth with Microsoft Office 365

Paul B. Henson henson at csupomona.edu
Wed Aug 22 19:52:15 EDT 2012

On 8/17/2012 5:40 PM, Cantor, Scott wrote:

> Assuming mutt supports simple authentication for IMAP or whatever, I don't
> think they can really "not" support it in a technical sense.

Hmm, perhaps I misunderstand how ECP works? I thought it required 
explicit client support. Doesn't the client need to play assertion 
middleman between the server and the idp? I had the (again perchance 
mistaken) impression that the actual username/password was never given 
to the server?

> and such. Some sites have reservations about exposing a basic-auth
> interface to their authentication system.

We already have some web services doing basic auth, so I don't have any 
initial reservations on that front.

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