ofc365_h_rgbLearn how to authenticate against Microsoft SharePoint Online in client applications using the SharePoint client-side object models. The paper reviews SharePoint 2010 authentication methods, provide details for some of the operation of SharePoint 2010 with claims-mode authentication, and describe an approach for developing a set of tools to enable remote authentication to the server for use with the client-side object model.

The article provides a framework and sample code for building client applications that can remotely authenticate users against SharePoint Online by using the SharePoint 2010 client-side object model.

See Remote Authentication in SharePoint Online Using Claims-Based Authentication.

Code sample: Remote Authentication in SharePoint Online Using the Client Object Model.

About Office 365

Office 365 provides a cloud-based subscription service that includes Office 2010 Professional Plus, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online.

To get started on your development project, see Developer Training Kit Now Available for Office 365.

The Office 365 Beta is now open to the public.

See Announcing the Office 365 Marketplace Beta for how to publicize your applications.

More Information on Developing Applications with Office 365

See the SharePoint Development Center on MSDN. Then develop your SharePoint applications using the guidance in Guide for SharePoint Online Development.

Register for SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA on October 3-6.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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