Configuring SharePoint Access

This topic describes the steps a SharePoint Administrator must complete to enable access to SharePoint files for managed users in a domain. A managed user is a member of your domain that was invited and signed up for Messenger, and then the Enterprise Admin selected that user to be added as a managed user for that company.

The SharePoint configuration only needs to be completed once per domain.

Managed users in a domain can directly access files and folders on a SharePoint site if the Messenger app for SharePoint is installed on the SharePoint server, and then the SharePoint app is associated with a Enterprise Admin account.

After configuring SharePoint access, managed users provide their SharePoint log on credentials and can then access the files and folders in SharePoint that they have privileges for.

Two-Step Process for SharePoint

To configure SharePoint access, you must complete two tasks:

  1. In SharePoint, search for and then add the app to your SharePoint account.
  2. Associate your domain Enterprise Admin account with the app. Messenger requires the account logon credentials for the Enterprise Admin account with the Messenger SharePoint app to enable only domain users to access the company SharePoint site through the Messaging Platform.

Step 1: Adding the App to SharePoint

A SharePoint administrator must install the SharePoint app.

  1. Log on to your SharePoint portal, for example, The Home page is displayed.
  2. On the left navigation menu, click Site Contents. The Site Contents page is displayed.
  3. Click add an app, and then on the left navigation menu on the Site Contents > Your Apps page, click SharePoint Store.
  4. In the Find an app Search field, enter, and then press Enter. The SharePoint app is displayed as shown in the following illustration.

  1. Click the SharePoint app. The App page is displayed.
  2. Click ADD IT.
  3. In the Do your trust dialog box, click Trust It.

The SharePoint app is added to your Site Contents page.

Step 2: Associating the SharePoint App with your Domain

To ensure only your domain managed Messenger users can access your company SharePoint files, the Messaging Platform requires association of the SharePoint app with your Messenger domain.

Before you can complete the association, you must:

  • Have valid Enterprise Admin account log on credentials - This is not the same log on credentials as your SharePoint Admin account.
  • Important!!  Sign off from, and then close any Desktop clients and web browser instances of Messenger.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to associate the Sharepoint app with your Enterprise Admin account.

  1. On the Site Contents page, click the Sharepoint app. The log on page is displayed.

    Note: If the log on page is not displayed, and the Messenger application is opens instead, this means that not all instances of Messenger were closed. Close any open instances of Messenger, and then in SharePoint, click the app again to display the log on page.

  2. Using the log on credentials for the Enterprise Admin account, enter the credentials, and then click Log On.

The SharePoint app is now associated with your domain Enterprise Admin account and all managed Messenger users in your domain can access SharePoint files on the company SharePoint site after they enter their SharePoint user log on credentials.

Next Steps

You should test SharePoint file access using your Enterprise Admin account and at least one non-Enterprise Admin account to verify successful association of your domain with your SharePoint server.