OWA Forms Based Auth Logoff Changes in Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 8 – And Good News for TMG Customers


Back at the release of Exchange Server 2013 CU1 we made some necessary changes to the way OWA logoff works. Those changes had the unfortunate side-effect of breaking the way TMG spotted a user’s attempt to logoff, thereby breaking that scenario.

Well, we have some more changes in mind for OWA logoff once again, and we’re taking the opportunity this time to FIX the TMG logoff issues at the same time. A better result all around we are sure you will agree.

And one more thing, this is a heads up, as we’re delivering this change in CU8.

So what are we changing? Well simply put, instead of sending you back to the logon form when you log out, we’re sending you to a new static logoff page, recommending you close your browser.

Why would we want to do that? Well, it means we have a more consistent logoff experience now whether the authentication used is FBA, Basic or Integrated Windows, the message gets presented for all. It also means we decouple log on and logoff, which means each can potentially be changed in some way without impacting the other.

Review the complete blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2015/01/12/owa-forms-based-auth-logoff-changes-in-exchange-2013-cumulative-update-8-and-good-news-for-tmg-customers.aspx

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