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Microsoft Announces End of Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 on Azure Storage Accounts by 2024

Microsoft is making Azure more secure! By November 1, 2024, all Azure storage accounts and services must use Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 or later.


has mandated the transition to Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2 for all Azure storage accounts and services by November 1, 2024, ceasing the support for older versions 1.0 and 1.1. The company emphasizes that TLS 1.2 not only offers modern cryptographic algorithms and cipher suites but also delivers enhanced speed and security over its predecessors.

Implications for Azure Account Holders

Azure subscribers are encouraged to upgrade to TLS 1.2 by October 31, 2024. Microsoft provides a dedicated website to assist customers through the migration process. The guidance is critical, as TLS serves as the paramount internet protocol to securely encrypt communications between clients and servers. The discontinuation of older versions is part of a broader movement by Microsoft to modernize its security protocols and ensure robust data protection.

Previous and Upcoming Changes to Microsoft Products

The shift away from TLS 1.0 and 1.1 is not confined to Azure. Microsoft has been systematically withdrawing support for these earlier versions across its product line. For instance, Insider Preview builds from September 2023 no longer enable these versions by default. Although reactivation options remain available for enterprise users requiring backward compatibility, the trend is clear: newer, more secure versions are the way forward. Further demonstrating this direction, Microsoft Edge removed support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and followed suit in September 2022.

As threats evolve, so does the necessity for stronger encryption methods. Given its significance, Microsoft's cessation of support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 may well be a bellwether for security trends across the digital landscape. Users of Microsoft's Azure platform and other services are advised to prepare for the impending changes to maintain secure and compliant operations.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.