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79 votesAdminMicrosoft (Admin, Microsoft) responded
The app respects a user’s mobile device policy with regards to simple PIN, complex PIN and encryption. Can you provide more details about your mobile device policy?David B. supported this idea ·
An error occurred while saving the commentDavid B. commented
I have done days of testing the Office 365 Exchange Mobile policy options and the posted issue is very true and the Admin statement is incorrect in all my testing.
Quick Note: Using Exchange ActiveSync properly enforced the policy but this is not an option we can allow due to the need to control device authorization.
- Exchange ActiveSync Disabled
- OWA for Devices Enabled
What I found:
- Nothing in the mobile device policy was being enforced UNTIL I required encryption
- Once encryption was enabled and the user accepted the terms of the OWA to control (WAY MORE than needed vs. custom controls based on the actual policy), the user was forced to create a "High Security" password - NOT the password options required within the policy. This was true on several Galaxy S4 and S5 devices tested. At this point we are looking to other 3rd party tools for this need.