Why do we need Modern Authentication for Data Migration?

Modern authentication is a term used to refer to authentication methods that provide additional security and flexibility compared to older authentication methods. When it comes to data migration, modern authentication can be important for a few reasons. First, it can help to ensure that only authorized users are able to access the migrated data, protecting it from unauthorized access. Second, it can help to prevent security breaches and other issues that can arise when using older, less secure authentication methods. Finally, modern authentication can make it easier to manage access to migrated data, allowing organizations to grant or revoke access as needed.

Basic Authentication Disables
Microsoft Disables basic authentication

Microsoft has announced plans to disable basic authentication in Exchange Online, its cloud-based email service, in order to improve security and protect against potential attacks. Basic authentication is a simple authentication method that sends a username and password in clear text to the server, making it vulnerable to interception and exploitation. By disabling basic authentication, Microsoft is taking steps to prevent attackers from gaining access to users’ email accounts using this method. Additionally, disabling basic authentication will allow Microsoft to implement stronger, more secure authentication methods, such as modern authentication, which provides additional layers of security and protection.