IMAP fails with A3 BAD User is authenticated but not connected error in Jira server integrated with Office365

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Problem

The following appears in the atlassian-jira.log:

2014-09-12 07:40:48,051 ERROR [365 IMAP] QuartzScheduler_Worker-3 ServiceRunner    Help Desk Handler[10100]: Messaging Exception in service 'com.atlassian.jira.service.services.mail.MailFetcherService$MessageProviderImpl' when getting mail: A3 BAD User is authenticated but not connected.
javax.mail.MessagingException: A3 BAD User is authenticated but not connected.;
  nested exception is:
	com.sun.mail.iap.BadCommandException: A3 BAD User is authenticated but not connected.
	at com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPFolder.open(IMAPFolder.java:961)
	at com.atlassian.jira.service.services.mail.MailFetcherService$MessageProviderImpl.getAndProcessMail(MailFetcherService.java:254)
	at com.atlassian.jira.service.services.mail.MailFetcherService.runImpl(MailFetcherService.java:401)
	at com.atlassian.jira.service.services.file.AbstractMessageHandlingService.run(AbstractMessageHandlingService.java:257)
	at com.atlassian.jira.service.JiraServiceContainerImpl.run(JiraServiceContainerImpl.java:61)
	at com.atlassian.jira.service.ServiceRunner.execute(ServiceRunner.java:48)
	at org.quartz.core.JobRunShell.run(JobRunShell.java:195)
	at org.quartz.simpl.SimpleThreadPool$WorkerThread.run(SimpleThreadPool.java:520)
Caused by: com.sun.mail.iap.BadCommandException: A3 BAD User is authenticated but not connected.

Diagnosis

Using Jira IMAP integrated with a Shared Mailbox  on Office365

Cause

Jira does not support IMAP integrated with a Shared Mailbox.  This feature suggestion has been closed as there are no current plans to build it:  JRASERVER-30688 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Resolution

You can solve this problem by using OAuth 2.0, which is supported in Jira 8.10 and later. For more info on how to integrate your Shared Mailbox, see Integrating with OAuth 2.0. A note on creating your integration: If you’re using a shared email address, set the username (or email field in Jira Service Management) to this address and then authorize as the delegated user during the OAuth 2.0 authorization flow.

Alternatively, if you are not using a version of Jira that supports OAuth 2.0 you can use POP3 instead:

Protocol: SECURE_POP
Host: outlook.office365.com
Port: 995
Username: licenseduser@mydomain.com\sharedmailboxalias
Password: (licensed user password)

DescriptionUsing Jira IMAP integrated with a Shared Mailbox on Office365 produces an error A3 BAD User is authenticated but not connected.
ProductJira
PlatformServer
Last modified on Dec 14, 2020

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