How do I verify if my OWA URL is correct?

​​​How do I verify if my Outlook Web Access (OWA) URL is correct?​

Answer:

When setting up Exchange as an endpoint, enter either the OWA URL or the EWS URL.

There are some instances in which the login page for OWA is different than the actual OWA URL for the mailbox, as you may get redirected to a different server after logging in. To determine the true OWA URL, perform the following:

  1. Close all browser instances. This ensures that all session state browser cache is flushed.
  2. Open a new browser instance.
  3. Navigate to your OWA login page.
  4. Log in to OWA.
  5. Once you see the inbox, copy the URL from the navigation bar of the browser. This is the exact OWA URL that should be entered into MigrationWiz​.

Note: Example URLs for OWA:

  • https://www.mining88.com

  • https://www.mining88.com/owa

  • https://www.mining88.com:443

  • https://50.249.230.12/owa

Another method for determining the OWA URL is to use the "whatismyipaddress" website to determine the company public IP address, and then add /owa to the end of it.

 

Now that your OWA URL has been determined, we need to ensure that the username and password combination work. The username and password that you use to log in to OWA is the exact same username and password that you should be entering into MigrationWiz. To determine if your username and password is working, perform the following:

  1. Close all browser instances. This ensures that all session state browser cache is flushed.
  2. Open a new browser instance.
  3. Navigate to the same OWA login page as determined by Step 5 above.
  4. Log in to OWA. Pay special attention to the login name, i.e.​,:
    • Email address means "user@example.com" format.
    • Domain\user name means "example\user" format.
    • User name means "user" format.
  5. Once you see the inbox, you have successfully logged into OWA.  Enter the exact same username and password used into MigrationWiz.

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