After upgrading Business Central to version 17 (Wave2 2020), I found that there was an error telling me that WebService Key is going to be deprecated soon.
One of the many new features in Business Central 2020 release wave 2, aka v17, is service-to-service authentication for automation APIs. What does that mean, how does it help us, and how does it work?
I do not have a count of how many time somebody have asked me, e-mailed me, sent messages asking for the “old” NAVDEMODEPLOY with NAV 2018 or Business Central Sandbox Containers.
What people are alluding to is really this blog post – and I am happy to announce that as of today you can now do most of the steps on that list.
Generally, when we set up Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the authentication method by default is ‘Windows’.
Windows Authentication : This method allows you to connect to NAV as the current Windows user.
Username Authentication : This method requires that the user provide a User name, Password, and Domain name. Users are authenticated using their Windows account