The latest version of BcContainerHelper (BcContainerHelper version 2.0.1 | Freddys blog) comes with a new concept called a BcAuthContext. A BcAuthContext is really just a hashtable with authentication information for a Business Central online tenant.

This blog post describes the concept and how to obtain and refresh a BcAuthContext. Subsequent blog posts will describe how to use them.

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AAD authentication, Edit In Excel, Embedded PowerBi and http://aka.ms/GETNAV

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

I do not have a count of how many time somebody have asked me, e-mailed me, sent messages asking for the “old” NAVDEMODEPLOY with NAV 2018 or Business Central Sandbox Containers. Continue reading

NAV and Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

Over the last weeks I have gotten an increasing number of inquiries around MFA. To be honest, I had never tried to setup MFA before, but that didn’t stop me from answering.

My typical answer would be the following:

NAV itself does not have any knowledge about multi factor authentication, but we do support claims based authentication through authentication providers and if these authentication providers are setup for MFA, then NAV should support MFA through the authentication provider.

Having answered the same thing a number of times, I decided it was time to try it out. Continue reading