With the release of the Auron E-mail Component 6.0 we’re introducing OAuth2 support also called ‘Modern Authentication’. OAuth2 is an increasingly popular way to use services on the internet. Both Microsoft and Google are already moving forward to make OAuth2 their primary way to authenticate for e-mail services.
This means that a lot of businesses will have to deal with OAuth2 in the near future. With the release of the Auron E-mail Component 6.0 it’s easy for you to stay up to date!
What is OAuth2?
OAuth2 makes the authorization process modular and makes it possible to delegate authorization to 3rd party services. More importantly you can use OAuth2 to grant a client application access to your resources without the need to trust that application with your username and password.
As a programmer, using OAuth2 to grant access to a mailbox consists of the following steps:
- Obtain a bearer, and optionally a refresh token
- Use the bearer token together with the account name to login
- Use the refresh token to receive a new bearer token when the bearer token expires
You can find a detailed description of OAuth2 in the API documentation for the Auron E-mail Component.
OAuth2 in the Auron E-mail Component
The OAuth2 object in the latest version of the Auron E-mail Component makes it easy to obtain the bearer and refresh tokens.
These are the most important features:
- The easy to use API is focused on integrating OAuth2 into desktop applications
- Seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange and Azure, as well as the Google Cloud Platform
- Use it for other e-mail and other services
- Includes a number of working examples in C#, VB.Net as well as VBScript and Powershell
- Extensive logging and trouble shooting options
Other new features
There are also a number of other new features. You can find the full list of new features and changes for this release in the release notes.
Download and try
Try the Auron E-mail Component today by downloading and installing the fully functional 30-day trial version.
You can also add the Auron E-mail Component directly to your project by installing the nuget package from Visual Studio.