How To Access Sharepoint 2013 From Azure

Accessing Sharepoint 2013 from Azure requires a few important steps to be followed, including creating an Enterprise application in Microsoft Azure Active Directory and configuring the necessary authentication settings.

To access SharePoint 2013 from Azure, there are a few steps that need to be followed:

  1. Create a dedicated Enterprise application in Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD).
  2. Configure the SAML authentication and define the claims that will be sent to SharePoint upon successful authentication.
  3. Download the public key of the Azure AD SAML signing certificate and copy the login URL.
  4. Set up a SPTrustedLoginProvider in SharePoint using the information from Azure AD.
  5. Create a web application in SharePoint to trust the Azure AD Enterprise application.
  6. Set up a certificate for the SharePoint site using a self-signed certificate.
  7. Set the certificate in the IIS site for the SharePoint site.

Once these steps are completed, SharePoint 2013 can be accessed from Azure using the specified URLs. It is important to note that these steps are for a standalone SharePoint server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or an Azure VM.

Setting Up SharePoint and Azure Integration

To successfully integrate SharePoint and Azure, you need to set up the SharePoint site and configure the necessary certificates and settings in IIS. This process involves a few steps that must be followed:

Step 1: Create a dedicated Enterprise application in Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD). This application will serve as the connection between Azure and SharePoint.

Step 2: Configure the SAML authentication and define the claims that will be sent to SharePoint upon successful authentication. This ensures secure access to the SharePoint site.

Step 3: Download the public key of the Azure AD SAML signing certificate and copy the login URL. This information will be used to set up the trusted connection between Azure AD and SharePoint.

Step 4: Set up a SPTrustedLoginProvider in SharePoint using the information from Azure AD. This establishes the trust relationship between SharePoint and Azure.

Step 5: Create a web application in SharePoint to trust the Azure AD Enterprise application. This allows SharePoint to recognize the Azure AD users and grant them access.

Step 6: Set up a certificate for the SharePoint site using a self-signed certificate. This ensures secure communication between Azure and SharePoint.

Step 7: Set the certificate in the IIS site for the SharePoint site. This enables Azure VMs to access SharePoint 2013.

Once these steps are completed, SharePoint 2013 can be accessed from Azure using the specified URLs. It is important to note that these steps are for a standalone SharePoint server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or an Azure VM.

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