Outlook Online (Office 365)

Learn how to connect to an Outlook Online (Office 365) account.


Connecting to Outlook/0365 for Mailbox migrations is fast to set up and fully supported in Movebot. Movebot uses the Microsoft Graph API with Application authentication for access.

Setup of an O365 connection requires configuring complex permissions in Azure. Often there is a delay with permissions becoming active.


To connect Movebot to Outlook/0365, you will need:

  • To have Global Admin access to Azure

  • To be familiar with the configuring applications in Azure

Configuration Steps

There are two steps to this process. The first is creating the application in Azure with the correct permissions. Next is configuring the connection in Movebot.

Creating the application in Azure

  1. First, login to Azure as an administrator for your domain, and navigate to App Registrations.

  2. Click New Registration

  3. Specify a name for the new application. Leave the remaining fields as default, then click Register.

  4. Make a note of the Application (Client) ID. This will be entered into your Movebot configuration.

  5. Configure the permissions. Click API Permissions --> Add a Permission.

  6. Select Microsoft Graph, then Application Permissions.

  7. Select the permissions detailed below:

  1. Click Grant admin consent for Couchdrop Demo and follow the consent process

  2. Click Certificates and Secrets --> Client Secrets --> New Client Secret

  3. Copy the Client Secret Value

Configure the connection in Movebot

  1. Login to Movebot and create a new project or task

  2. When configuring the source or destination, choose to Create new Connection

  3. Select Office 365 Outlook from the list of available connections and set the connection name

  4. Provide your tenant name. This is normally in the format "companyname.onmicrosoft.com".

  5. Provide the Application Client ID copied from the configuration step above

  6. Provide the Application Client Secret from the steps above

Supported Features

Movebot has comprehensive support for Outlook Online (Office 365) and is well-maintained.

FeatureSupported in Movebot

Email Messages and Folders

Fully Supported

Public Folders

Not Supported

In-Place Archive

Not Supported

Private Calendars

Fully Supported

Shared Calendars

Fully Supported


Fully Supported

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