When a SharePoint environment uses single sign-on or multi-factor authentication (MFA), InfoBurst cannot authenticate using a standard SharePoint username and password. InfoBurst can authenticate to a SharePoint MFA environment using App-Only authentication. No user Platform Credentials are required using this method.
SharePoint can be configured to allow InfoBurst to bypass MFA using App-Only authentication. This requires a SharePoint administrator to generate a Client ID and Client Secret to be used by InfoBurst. The Client ID must have "FullControl" access on the target site.
An Application Client Secret expires after 12 months by default. Upon expiry a new Client ID and Client Secret must be generated, access granted to the appropriate site collection(s), and the Client ID and Client Secret update in InfoBurst. A Client ID and Secret may be issued that have no expiry. Consult your SharePoint administrator.
Use App-Only with Application Client Secret
Application Client ID/Secret generation and access configuration are detailed in the following Microsoft article. Please review this documentation with your SharePoint administrator before making any changes to ensure the changes are supported and conform to your SharePoint security requirements.
Use Azure AD App-Only with Certificate
Application Client ID configuration using a certificate and private key password is detailed in the following Microsoft article. Please review this documentation with your SharePoint administrator before making any changes to ensure the changes are supported and conform to your SharePoint security requirements.
InfoBurst Platform Configuration
- Create a new SharePoint Platform (or open existing)
- Locate App-Only Authentication
- Application Client Secret: Enter Client ID and Client Secret for SharePoint App-Only authentication
- Certificate with Private Key: Enter Client ID, Application Directory (Tenant) ID, upload .pfx, and enter Private Key Password
- Select Save
- Select the Test Logon button to test App-Only authentication