active sync in 2013
Posted on 2015-02-13
I am pretty new to Exchange and trying to understand the basics of active sync. From what I gather it’s a feature that allows users to get corporate mail on their smartphones etc?
Now within the EAC for our cloud mailboxes, then mobile > mobile device mailbox policies, from what I gather this is the actual active sync policies…
In our setup (I don’t work on Exchange) we have 4 different policies, some seem to be far more secure than others (i.e. default). I have exported a list of recipients for EAC, and in there is a column “Exchange Active Sync Policy”,
Q1 – does the “Exchange Active Sync Policy in the recipients report of EAC tie up to the policies listed in mobile > mobile device mailbox policies?
Q2 – there is a default policy that states no password required and encryption optional – Does that genuinely mean if any recipients who are configured with that policy can have practically no security on their device yet still connect to their 365 mailbox on their personal phone?
Q3 – in terms of password, what is it referring to? I.e. a password to access the phone, as access to our mailboxes is via domain credentials which are already 10 characters minimum, so I wasn’t sure what “password” it was actually referring to.
Q4 – can any user “active sync” to their mailbox for say a personal smartphone, or is there another level of security where admins must first allow them to connect?
Q5 - how or at what stage does an admin assign an active sync policy to a user or group of users? When is this setup?