Evolution and Exchange MFA at Uni of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is piloting multifactor authentication for Office 365. This works with the GNOME evolution mail/calendar application and the EWS plugin.

In evolution create a new mail account of type Exchange Web Services and

  • username: UUN@ed.ac.uk
  • host URL: https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
  • select OAuth2 from the Authentication types
  • tick the Override Office365 OAuth2 settings check box
  • and enter the application ID: 20460e5d-ce91-49af-a3a5-70b6be7486d1

The application ID is one of the standard GNOME ones (see the evolution documentation). At some stage the university might decide to setup its own application ID.