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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 11, 2021

XOAUTH2 for NOI EWS Probe- Software Development

Create a new version of EWS Probe for NOI that allows SASL XOAUTH2 Authentication to its own service Mailbox

Current Product Details for EWS Probe:
The current production version is using Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API in the probe. Furthermore, our probe only supports OAuth2 grant type of password.

The link below shows the use of SASL XOAUTH2, which is not currently supported in the EWS probe.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/client-developer/exchange-web-services/how-to-authenticate-an-ews-application-by-using-oauth

Idea Priority High
Use Case
Current Process - Create Key Store File - Import 15 root Certificates from Microsoft Public Website -Import 34 Intermediate Certificates from Microsoft Public Website -This is currently being done every time the Certificates change from PKI vulnerabilities identified by Microsoft New Proposed Process with Enhancement: - Use this new method to provide the token access through Azure for the Certificate, so this doesn't need to change every time the certificates change from Microsoft.
RFE ID 148553
RFE URL
RFE Product Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Probes
  • Guest
    Nov 19, 2021

    I recently installed Im-nco8-p-ews-3_0.zip (Release ID: 3.0.1) to start OAuth2 authentication testing.

    I was told yesterday OAuth2 authenticaton is still not supported.

  • Guest
    Jul 12, 2021

    On November 19th, 2020, I worked with IBM and installed the EWS probe version lm-nco-p-ews-2_0. IBM Case support number TS004531925.


    From the following time frame, November 19th to February 16th, 2021, I worked with the following; IBM, Microsoft, and internal Electroluxglobal security team members to determine that the software version for the EWS probe will not work for our team.

    On February 16th, 2021, the IBM engineer, Steve, contacted the L3 support team: Please see details below:

    • the Software version lm-nco-p-ews-2_0 used to connect to Exchange Online mailboxes needs full tenant rights

    • The access that the software requires is not acceptable by our Electrolux global security team.

    I created this RFE per IBM's recommendation to have the EWS probe software enhanced to support the following; XOAUTH2 to support the access of a single mailbox.




  • Guest
    Feb 19, 2021

    A new version of the Netcool/OMNIbus Probe for Microsoft Exchange Web Services will be available to download from 25 September 2020.
    Refer to release notice: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/556231

    The reference guide below details the steps to specify the authentication modes:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSSHTQ/omnibus/probes/microsoft_ews/wip/reference/msews_authentication_modes.html

  • Guest
    Feb 16, 2021

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Operations Management
    Product - Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Probes
    Component - Product functionality
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Operations Management
    Product - Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
    Component - Common Tools
    Source -