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I have a web app and I would like to attach some files in SharePoint and manage it as resources in my external web application. Ie. SharePoint files mashed up in my web app.

I can generate URLs and would like to use this to filter the files for a certain context. My question is specifically about:

  • Can I pass some key / user in the URL to make logins transparent?
  • Can Sharepoint be embedded in an IFrame like this in a mashup style. (Do not want navigation, menus etc... it should be "transparent")
  • Can I prompt the user to login (user+password form) and then redirect to the url?

I do not know SharePoint so any help would be appreciated.


Here is some additional info with two specific example use cases:

  • One of the applications can be Oracle CRM On Demand (OCOD) using Client Side Extensions.

  • As for the other one, I would like to make REST API calls and thus using traditional SOAP web services is not exactly what I'm looking for.

Thus, if I need to enhance my client web app I'm a bit constraint using OCOD, but I'm free to perhaps add some AJAX and/or Javascript in the mix.

Any ideas or thoughts would be welcome.

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A similar question: Need to expose internal Sharepoint 2010 Document Library to External website

IMHO using web service to get documents from SharePoint is right way of doing it. You can handle all login/authentication on your website and you can develop custom control to display sharepoint documents. Using iframe is quick and dirty way of doing it.

Some (I hope) helpfull links:

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I was just typing nearly this same message when I got the notice a new answer had been added! ;-) I would only add don't forget the Client Object Model if your other application is .NET based and you are using SharePoint 2010. – Robert Kaucher May 25 '12 at 11:58

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