EWS Connect Error 401 Unauthorized

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Written by Thomas Speekenbrink


When connecting to EWS (Exchange Web Service) you could receive a 401 error, saying you are not authorized.


How to:

Verify if you indeed are not authorized to connect to EWS.

Something you can also check is the password of the SyncUser with which you are trying to connect to EWS. Office 365 doesn’t like passwords with special characters:

This password for instance didn’t work anymore: d2h*praWrAW6

When changed to this the connection to EWS worked: 11vac1lex222SO!!1234