Check your server versions before starting. These instructions are for Exchange Server 2013 and 2016, running on Windows Server 2012 or newer, and Exchange Server 2019, running on Server 2019. It also requires .NET Framework 4.5 and ASP.NET 4.5.
Duo's two-factor solution for OWA 2010 reached its end of support on February 15, 2021. Microsoft Exchange 2010 reached the end of support on October 13, 2020. Do not attempt to install Duo's OWA application for Exchange 2013 and later on an Exchange 2010 server. Plan your migration to a supported Exchange version.
This application communicates with Duo's service on TCP port 443. Firewall configurations that restrict outbound access to Duo's service with rules using destination IP addresses or IP address ranges aren't recommended, since these may change over time to maintain our service's high availability. If your organization requires IP-based rules, please review this Duo KB article.
Make sure you have installed .NET Framework 4.5. You can do this, for example, by running the following PowerShell commands:
Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-45-Core
Also make sure you have installed ASP.NET 4.5 support for IIS and HTTP Activation. The PowerShell commands for this are:
Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-45-ASPNET Add-WindowsFeature NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45
Ensure that the IIS Management Scripts and Tools feature is turned on as well. PowerShell example:
Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature Web-Scripting-Tools
Before moving on to the deployment steps, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with Duo administration concepts and features like options for applications, available methods for enrolling Duo users, and Duo policy settings and how to apply them. See all Duo Administrator documentation.
The security of your Duo application is tied to the security of your secret key (skey). Secure it as you would any sensitive credential. Don't share it with unauthorized individuals or email it to anyone under any circumstances!
The new Universal Prompt provides a simplified and accessible Duo login experience for web-based applications, offering a redesigned visual interface with security and usability enhancements.
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Read the Universal Prompt Update Guide for more information about the update process and the new login experience for users.
Migration to Universal Prompt for your Microsoft OWA application is a two-step process:
You'll need to install an update from Duo for Microsoft OWA to support the Universal Prompt, but the update isn't available yet. The "Universal Prompt" section reflects this status as "Waiting on Duo" with the activation options inaccessible. Please contact Duo Support to request Universal Prompt support for Microsoft OWA.
In the meantime, you can use Duo with Microsoft OWA and the traditional prompt experience.
After Duo makes the necessary software update available and you've installed it, you'll return to the settings on this page to activate the Universal Prompt for your Microsoft OWA users.
Click the See Update Progress link to view the Universal Prompt Update Progress report. This report shows the update availability and migration progress for all your Duo applications in-scope for Universal Prompt support. You can also activate the new prompt experience for multiple supported applications from the report page instead of visiting the individual details pages for each application.
Try setting your application's New User Policy to "Allow Access" while testing. Users that Duo knows about will be prompted to authenticate with Duo, while all other users will be transparently let through.
Users that have a phone (or hardware token) associated with them will see the authentication prompt. All other users will be able to add their phone through Duo's self-service enrollment (see Test Your Setup).
Then (when you're ready) change the "New user policy" to "Require Enrollment." This will prompt all users to authenticate (or enroll) after they type in their usernames and passwords.
Install Duo on the Microsoft Exchange Server instances running the Exchange 2010/2013 Client Access Server role or the Exchange 2016/2019 Client Access services. The installation process varies slightly depending on how many Client Access servers you have. The Duo installer stops and then restarts IIS services on your Exchange servers automatically.
Launch the Duo Security installer MSI from an elevated command prompt (right-click "Command Prompt" and select the "Run as Administrator" option). Accept the license agreement and continue.
Enter your integration key, secret key, and API hostname when prompted.
If you leave the "Bypass Duo authentication when offline" box in the Duo installer checked, then your users will be able to logon without completing two-factor authentication if the Duo Security cloud service is unreachable. If that box is unchecked then all OWA login attempts will be denied if there is a problem contacting the Duo service.
Duo for OWA sends a user's Windows
sAMAccountName to Duo's service by default. To send the
userPrincipalName to Duo instead, check the Send username to Duo in UPN format box. For this to work, OWA and ECP must be using Forms-Based Authentication (FBA). Learn how to enable FBA for Exchange at Microsoft TechNet.
If you enable the UPN username format option, you must also change the properties of your OWA application in the Duo Admin Panel to change the "Username normalization" setting to None. Otherwise, Duo drops the domain suffix from the username sent from OWA to our service, which may cause user mismatches or duplicate enrollment.
If you only have one Exchange Server running the Client Access Server role, select the option to automatically generate a new key. However, if you have multiple Client Access Server servers then you should manually generate a random string at least 40 characters long, and use the same string as the session key during installation on each of the servers.
For example, you could use the following PowerShell commands to generate a suitable session key:
$bytes = new-object "System.Byte" 30 (new-object System.Security.Cryptography.RNGCryptoServiceProvider).GetBytes($bytes) [Convert]::ToBase64String($bytes)
To test your setup, log into OWA. Duo's enrollment or login prompt should appear after you enter your username and password:
If you plan to permit use of WebAuthn authentication methods (security keys, U2F tokens, or Touch ID), Duo recommends configuring allowed hostnames for this application and any others that show the inline Duo Prompt before onboarding your end-users.
If your organization offloads SSL requests to OWA via a load balancer, please see the FAQ for additional Duo configuration instructions.
You can upgrade your Duo installation over the existing version; there's no need to uninstall first.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the upgrade installation. Note that the installer restarts IIS services.
Repeat the upgrade on all your Exchange client access servers.