Office 365 Single Sign-On Test Added to Using Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

The Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool has been updated! "In addition to the standard set of connectivity tests, we've added an Office 365 tab and a Single Sign-On test. The new Single Sign-On test will validate users' ability to log on to Office 365 with their on-premises credentials. It also validates some basic Active Directory Federated […]

The Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool has been updated! "In addition to the standard set of connectivity tests, we've added an Office 365 tab and a Single Sign-On test. The new Single Sign-On test will validate users' ability to log on to Office 365 with their on-premises credentials. It also validates some basic Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) configurations," revealed Microsoft Exchange team.

In addition to the new tests, you will see the same great tests that were always available.

Tip: you can also get here by going to exrca.com. Same site… just fewer characters to type.

New / Modified Features

  • Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity analyzer is now the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer. The future direction for this tool is to incorporate more products as we have done with Office 365. Thus dropping "Exchange" from the name made sense. There are still lots of strings where you'll see ExRCA or Exchange; we're cleaning these up in a future release.
  • Tabbed user-interface to support multiple products and Office 365.
  • Office 365 Single sign-on validation. This test allows you to validate identity federated scenarios with Office 365. Specifically, this new test targets the "Basic Authentication" federated scenario where a client sends credentials to Office 365 which in turn validates them against the on-premises ADFS server.
  • Fixed an issue where ExRCA wouldn't validate certain top-level domains such as .travel and .museum.
  • Added code so if the Enter key is pressed in the wizard, the default action is "next" instead of "previous". Previously, this didn't work for browsers other than IE.
  • Better cross-browser support, fully supporting IE8-IE9 standards mode as well as other major browsers.

Here's an overview and video demo.

The Remote Connectivity Analyzer is available at here.

[Via: Exchange Team Blog]