This tech note addresses critical changes to Microsoft's security protocols for authentication in Microsoft Exchange Online, a workaround offered by Microsoft, CygNet's response to this change in authentication for the General Notification Service (GNS) and Flow Measurement Service (FMS), and CygNet's release and patch plan for v9.7, v9.6, v9.5, and v9.4 for this issue.
CygNet Bridge API provides web-based access to CygNet data. See Eric's post for an overview of the debut Bridge API release. With the latest version, we've added many new features. We've added the ability to retrieve and acknowledge alarms, send and retrieve device data group transactions, send commands, and more. But the new feature I want to tell you about today is two-factor authentication (TFA).
TFA allows you to add an extra layer of security to your CygNet Bridge API. Instead of only requiring the user's login credentials for authentication, TFA requires the user to additionally provide a temporary 6-digit code that is generated by an authenticator app on their phone. See this video demonstrating how it works for the user.