Office 365 (cloud) password caching RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does anyone have information (or a document) explaining password caching on the cloud client (in this case Windows, not Mac or mobile devices)? I'm seeing various evidences that Office 365 passwords aren't centrally cached on the PC:

    1) After web logon followed by a download of the Office 365 suite, the install prompted for authentication.

    2) At one point “mapped drive” (actually the "Connect to a web site ..." option) authentication created a credential, in troubleshooting later authentication problems I deleted it. Yet later authentications didn't create one.

    3) Authentication in Word, Excel, etc. seems to be independent of above "mapped drive" authentication and persists longer than the few days for the latter.

    4) Powershell authentication also seems to be independent but that is more understandable due to the command prompt environment.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:13 AM

All replies

  • "I'm guessing warning". Since the session can be "broken" via using a privacy tab in the browser it would seem the token reside in the web cache. Therefore, I'm guessing that all default http traffic will use the same IE cache. Therefore I''m guessing the office products are using http to communitate. For me it's a complete pain as I have two office 365 accounts and it's constantly getting confused.


    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:39 AM