Andrew Connell

Series: Office 365/SharePoint Online + Windows Azure Authentication Challenges - About this Series

I did a session at Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference 2011 on integrating Office365/SharePoint Online & Windows Azure. In building out the demo for that I ran into some challenges when I tried to have my custom Windows Azure solution talk to and interact with a hosted SharePoint 2010 site collection living in my Office 365 SharePoint Online space. I ran into a few challenging spots when I tried using any of the four remote data access techniques available to developers. This blog series will talk about some of these challenges and how to overcome them.

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    O365/SPO + Azure + AuthN - Overview of Challenges with O365, SPO & MSO

    This post is part of a series on Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication. The other posts in this series can be found here: Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication Creating applications in SharePoint 2010, specifically the hosted environment Office365/SharePoint Online, when you want to communicate with applications and services in Windows Azure you are limited to client-side communications or using Business Connectivity Services (BCS).
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    O365/SPO + Azure + AuthN - How to Authenticate with O365, SPO & MSO

    This post is part of a series on Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication. The other posts in this series can be found here: Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication In my previous post in this series I talked about how authentication works with Office365 (O365) & SharePoint Online (SPO). You first authenticate with Microsoft Online (MSO) and then your browser passes along the SAML token with each request to site collections in SPO.
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    O365/SPO + Azure + AuthN - Workarounds and Fixes for Claims-Based Auth Sites

    This post is part of a series on Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication. The other posts in this series can be found here: Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication Now let’s see how we can address the authentication fixes for each of the different ways you can access SharePoint remotely. In this post I’ll cover each of the specific tools (REST or OData / CSOM / Web Services / WebClient) and how to address each of the tricks.
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    O365/SPO + Azure + AuthN - Critical Path Training's Office365 AuthN Helper Library

    This post is part of a series on Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication. The other posts in this series can be found here: Office365/SharePoint Online, Windows Azure and Authentication In this last post in my Office365/SharePoint Online + Windows Azure + Authorization blog series, I want to introduce a little helper project I am using. To make life easier I created a little O365 authorization helper library that does a lot of the heavy lifting for you.