Here is some information on two frequently asked questions regarding the Microsoft OAuth requirements (effective 10/1/2022) and the requirement to use TLS 1.2 to reach Sage licensing servers (effective September 2023).
For a more detailed explanation of the Microsoft OAuth changes please see – Deprecation of Basic authentication in Exchange Online
By October 1, 2022 users who rely on Microsoft for emailing Paperless Office documents will need to adopt Sage 100 version 2021.4+ or 2022.1+.
If you are not emailing documents from Sage 100 then you have until September 2023 to adopt 2021.4+ or 2022.1+.
(Note: Technically it appears from this post that Sage 100 2019.4+ are TLS 1.2 compatible, however we recommend you upgrade to 2021.4+ or 2022.1+ for maximum future compatibility).
In each case the easiest resolution is to be on a supported version of Sage 100. If you are on the latest product update for Sage 100 version 2021 or 2022 then you shouldn’t need to take further action.
Sage 100 OAuth and TLS 1.2 Required Due Dates
On October 1, 2022, Microsoft® will disable Basic Authentication for email services and will require the use of Modern Authentication for Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365.
Sage KB 115141: How to connect Sage 100 to Gmail using OAuth 2.0
Any Sage 100 site using Basic Authentication with Microsoft email services will experience interruptions with their Sage 100 in-product email services. To avoid related issues, Sage 100 customers should upgrade to at least 2021.4 or 2022.1 version by October 1, 2022.
Recommendation: Upgrade to the latest release of Sage 100 2021.x or 2022.x where x is the latest product update.
Read the July 28, 2022 Sage FAQ on OAuth here
Sage FAQ on TLS 1.2
Effective September 2023, Sage servers will stop accepting communication from Sage 100 and Sage 300 product versions using Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1.
TLS is a security protocol that creates encryption paths over computer networks to help ensure that online communications and information cannot be intercepted. Regulatory standards have increasingly required the adoption of TLS 1.2 and the subsequent deprecation of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to known security risks.
Any customer on product versions using TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will require an upgrade to their Sage 100 and Sage 300 software to prevent a disruption in the use of their software.
If a Sage 100 user does not upgrade their software by September 2023, they will begin receiving warning messages when accessing Sage 100 due to the inability to communicate with Sage servers. The software will revert to read-only mode and restrict access.
Recommendation: Upgrade to Sage 100 2021.x or 2022.x although Sage’s website indicates that 2019.4+ is compatible with the TLS changes..
- Sage Production Management enhancements
- Simplified role security capabilities
- Automation in reversing an entire accounts payable (AP) check run
Check back with us periodically for the latest updates to these two important changes.