Browser Updates to TLS and how it will Impact Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Microsoft, Google, Apple, Mozilla and other major technology vendors are deprecating support of TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020. Popular web browsers will continue to function but start showing alerts when TLS 1.0 or 1.1 web communication is encountered, and server-to-server communications will also change.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a security protocol to encrypt and authenticate secure connections across the web, either from a web browser or between web servers. TLS version 1.0 was first defined in 1999, and version 1.1 was introduced in 2006. Due to evolving regulatory requirements and new security vulnerabilities, technology providers have been deprecating their support of TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1.
Impacts to Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM
If you are running the cloud version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (current version) you will not be impacted.
You WILL be impacted if
Your organization uses CRM 2015 or older on premise. CRM 2015 and older use TLS 1.1 by default. In order to avoid TLS alerts or errors, take one or more of the following steps.
Update your CRM server environment.
Upgrade your CRM system to 2016 or higher.
Your organization or an IT provider hosts websites, microsites, or web applications on local web servers that are still using TLS 1.0 or 1.1. In order to avoid TLS alerts or errors, update your web server(s).
We Can Help
Our expert Dynamics 365/CRM team can analyze your environment and provide an impact assessment as well as cost to make any necessary changes to your environment to support the TLS changes. For more information
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