Credentials and Profiles
Troubleshooting problems with credentials
Issue: Outlook keeps asking for credentials
Solutions from Microsoft: https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/15620
This issue can be caused if one of the following factors is true:
- The Always prompt for logon credentials box is checked.
- Office 365 Desktop Setup has not been run, or the Microsoft Online Services Sign In Assistant is out of date.
- The personal certificate needs to be refreshed.
Check your Outlook settings
Based on this situation, please perform the following steps to troubleshoot this issue.
- Open Outlook 2010. Click File > Account Settings > Account Settings.
- Click the E-mail tab, click the Exchange Online mailbox, click Change
- Click More Settings. Click the Security tab, make sure the Always prompt for logon credentials box is unchecked.
Run Office 365 Desktop Setup Apps
To do so, please log on Office 365, click Downloads under Resources on the right panel, and then click "Set up" under "Set up and configure your Office desktop apps".
Delete your personal credentials
If you are running Windows 7, please also remove the user's stored credentials in
Windows Credential Manager.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start > Control Panel > Credential Manager.
- Locate the set of credentials that is used to connect to Exchange. The credentials should be shown as MS.Outlook: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Expand the set of credentials, and then select Remove from Vault.
If you are using Microsoft Office 2010: (from Microsoft: https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/268139)
- Clear the user credential from Credential Manager:
- Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Credential Manager. Note If View by is set to Category, click User Accounts first, and then click Credential Manager.
- Locate the set of credentials that has Outlook in the name.
- Click the name to expand the set of credentials, and then click Remove from Vault.
- Repeat step 3 for any additional sets of credentials that have the word Outlook in the name.
- If the Office 2013 is not downloaded from the O365 portal, try uninstalling it and
re-installing from the portal if possible. If using Office 2013, and Outlook keeps
asking for your username and password try creating another profile for Outlook. You
can call it anything you want to and tell Outlook to use the new on as default.
A profile consists of accounts, data files, and settings that specify where your email messages are saved.
- Exit Outlook.
- In Control Panel, click or double-click Mail.
Where is Mail in Control Panel? Mail appears in different Control Panel locations depending on the version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, Control Panel view selected, and whether a 32- or 64-bit operating system or version of Microsoft Outlook is installed. The easiest way to locate Mail is to open Control Panel in Windows, and then in the Search box at the top of window, type Mail. In Control Panel for Windows XP, type Mail in the Address box. Note The Mail icon appears after Outlook starts for the first time. The title bar of the Mail Setup dialog box contains the name of the current profile. To select a different existing profile, click Show Profiles, select the profile name, and then click Properties.
- Click Show Profiles.
- Click Add.
- Type a name for the profile, and then click OK.