SharePoint Online Integration (Office 365 SharePoint)

Posted on 17th July 2018

Introduction

SharePoint sites may be presented to users in addition to OneDrive, on-premise SMB shares or other cloud storage.  The initial integration steps should be followed for OneDrive / Office 365 using the links below:

Office 365 – Automated account linking

Office 365 – Manual account linking

Once the integration steps have been completed, the administrator must create one or more shares within the Foldr Settings >> Shares to present as many SharePoint sites as required to users.

Adding a Share for Individual Sites

To present the default Documents folder from a SharePoint Team site called ‘Marketing’, the share path requires the full tenant address in parentheses, followed by the site name as shown below.  If you are unsure of your tenant name, this can be found easily be signing into portal.office.com, launching SharePoint from the dashboard and obtaining it from the browser address bar.

The example Marketing site would require the following Share URI in Foldr Settings >> Shares:

Important – If using automatic account linking, ensure that the Microsoft Office 365 service account is selected on the Share configuration screen in Foldr Settings.

Listing all Document Libraries inside a site

To list all Libraries inside a site instead, append the URI with :drives as shown below:

Note that the :drives option was included in Foldr appliance update version 4.9.3.2 (July 2018)

Listing a specific Document Library in a site

To only show a specific document library in a site, append the full name of the library outside of the %sharepoint% variable and parenthesis if used – Example below using a library called ‘Shared Documents

Adding a Share for the Root SharePoint site

In some cases you may need to present an organisations default / root site.  To do this simply add a new Share within Foldr Settings >> Shares using the share path %sharepoint% to present the root site of the organisations SharePoint structure.  The URL for the SharePoint installation is discovered automatically through interaction with the Microsoft API.

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Important – If using automatic account linking, ensure that the Microsoft Office 365 service account is selected on the Share configuration screen in Foldr Settings.

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