Configuring Skype for Business Online for Modern Authentication

This topic demonstrates how to configure Skype for Business Online Connectivity for SSO with EmpowerID.

As prerequisites to configuring Skype for Business Online for Modern Authentication and SSO with EmpowerID, you must have a licensed corporate Office 365 account and have connected EmpowerID to Office 365. Additionally, you must do the following before configuring Skype for Business Online connectivity:
  1. Download the Skype (and Lync) Online Connector module(s) that you to manage Skype for Business Online deployments via Windows Powershell. You can download the modules from Microsoft at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39366.
  2. Install the downloaded SkypeOnlinePowershell.exe. By default, the modules will be downloaded to the below folder:
  3. C:\Program Files\Common Files\Skype for Business Online\Modules
  4. Copy the LyncOnlineConnector and the SkypeOnlineConnectos folders from the above folder to the below folder:
  5. C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules

To configure Skype for Business Online for Modern Authentication

  1. Run Windows PowerShell as an administrator.
  2. Run the following cmdlet to enable execution of scripts on the machine:
  3. Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
  4. Navigate to the C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules folder and run the following cmdlet:
  5. Get-Module -ListAvailable
  6. Verify that SkypeOnlineConnector is in the returned list.
  7. Run the following cmdlet to create a credential object:
  8. $credential = Get-Credential
  9. In the Enter Credentials window that appears, type the username and password for an Office 365 global administrator and click OK.
  10. Once you have connected, run the following command to import the Skype Online connector:
  11. Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector
  12. Run the following cmdlet to create a remote PowerShell session:
  13. $sfboSession = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $credential
  14. Run the following cmdlet to download the scripts, cmdlets, and other items needed to manage Skype for Business Online:
  15. Import-PSSession $sfboSession
  16. Run the following cmdlet to retrieve the Open Authorization (OAuth) configuration settings currently in use in your organization:
  17. Get-CsOAuthConfiguration
  18. Run the following cmdlet to enable Modern Authentication:
  19. Set-CsOAuthConfiguration -ClientAdalAuthOverride Allowed
  20. Run the following cmdlet to close the session:
  21. Remove-PSSession $sfboSession