If any of your applications use the Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) for authentication and authorization functionality, it’s time to migrate them to the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) as Microsoft has announced the deprecation of ADAL.
- All Microsoft support and development for ADAL, including security fixes, ends on June 30, 2022
- No new features have been added to ADAL since June 30, 2020
After the end-of-support date, existing ADAL apps will continue to work, but Microsoft will no longer release security fixes on ADAL.
To stay up to date with these changes, we worked thoroughly to upgrade the authentication mechanism to use the latest libraries and authentication flow offered by Microsoft (MSAL 2.0 with PKCE flow).
This means that the new version 1.10.0 of the SharePoint Connector for Confluence will embed this new authentication mechanism.
Why switch to MSAL?
MSAL provides multiple benefits over ADAL which includes features such as:
- Secure and Resilient: MSAL provides more secure and robust access to Azure Active Directory information since it leverages the version 2 endpoint.
- New features: MSAL will get new authentication features as well as support for new programming languages, frameworks, and runtimes from Microsoft.
To use the app and the new enhanced authentication mechanism after updating to version 1.10.0, check out our user documentation article on how to prepare for the upgrade from ADAL to MSAL 2.0 SharePoint Online in four easy steps.
Embed video files including Microsoft Stream videos:
The new version of Microsoft Stream enhances videos across Microsoft 365 by leveraging SharePoint’s strong content management features. It is re-imagined and redesigned to work seamlessly with the rest of the Office suite, so you can create, share, find, and manage video just like any other document providing the best of both worlds.
As you already know, the previous capability of stream files being stored only in Microsoft stream was replaced by automatic storage in SharePoint/One Drive last month. This has resulted in the hassle of every recorded session being stored in personal One Drive accounts thereby affecting accessibility for many companies including us.
Adhering to this change by Microsoft and in a motive to bring in more added value for our users, we built this new feature for SharePoint Connector for Confluence! You can now find the stored video content in SharePoint/One Drive and embed it in Confluence with accessibility and file sharing, now made more efficient than ever.
What is also exciting about this feature is that video files of all types now can be uploaded and accessed in Confluence (Stream videos now can be uploaded and accessed from Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, and One Drive just like any other file)
Technology and the tools we are using to build these apps are developing at the speed of light. In the Microsoft versioning logic, that also means that the Microsoft Identity Platform is already at a 2.0 version. The version 2.0 endpoint is essentially at feature-parity with the version 1.0 endpoint, along with incremental consent and the ability to define a platform for an app which are some of the great features. Don’t procrastinate anymore! Upgrade your SharePoint Connector for Confluence today to enhance its security and enjoy all the benefits of the new features.