How is an Active Directory password passed to iOS/Android mail apps? Skip to main content
https://support.okta.com/help/answers?id=906f0000000i0vgia0&refurl=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.okta.com%2fhelp%2fanswers
How satisfied are you with the Okta Help Center?
Thank you for your feedback!
How satisfied are you with the Okta Help Center?
1
2
3
4
5
Very Dissatisfied
Very satisfied
Enter content less than 200 characters.
Ask Search:
Slim ShadySlim Shady 

How is an Active Directory password passed to iOS/Android mail apps?

Specifically, if I am using delegated authentication ( Okta account is my AD account ), how is my AD password passed to Outlook or Native OS (iOS and Android) mail app?   How is this password updated for the app on the device on AD password change?   Is the process similar if Delegated Authtication is NOT being used?     Is Okta leveraging the irreversible password hash mentioned here?:

https://support.okta.com/help/answers#!/feedtype=SINGLE_QUESTION_SEARCH_RESULT&id=906F0000000HzndIAC

Thanks in advance.
 
Best Answer chosen by Niki (Okta, Inc.) 
Jim KnutsonJim Knutson (Okta, Inc.)
Slim,
Credentials are synched by using the Okta Mobility Management ( OMM) More information is here: https://www.okta.com/products/mobility-management/
Plesse contact your Account Executive if you would like to schedule a demo. 
 

All Answers

Jim KnutsonJim Knutson (Okta, Inc.)
Slim,
Credentials are synched by using the Okta Mobility Management ( OMM) More information is here: https://www.okta.com/products/mobility-management/
Plesse contact your Account Executive if you would like to schedule a demo. 
 
This was selected as the best answer
dale newhartdale newhart
Jim,  Thanks for the response.   Here is what I found: "Okta Mobility Management automatically keeps Exchange ActiveSync accounts up to date when users change their AD passwords."   Is there a technical article or other reference dcoument or explanation on how this is done?  I am looking for some deeper technical details.

Thanks!

 
NikiNiki (Okta, Inc.) 
HI Dale,

our documentation team thinks this doc might help you with some of the questions: Enabling Mobile Access to Applications (https://support.okta.com/help/articles/Knowledge_Article/Enabling-Mobile-Access-to-Applications)

Let us know if you have any additional questions.
Niki