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I am trying to authenticate to Sharepoint 2013 from a Dynamics CRM 2013 plugin, all within a single Office 365 environment. I am ultimately trying to copy an email attachment from Dynamics CRM to Sharepoint (Post Email Attachment Create Async). So far this journey has been fraught with obstacles.

  • I have gone to AppRegNew.aspx to get a client id and secret.
  • I have built a web request and posted the information to mycompanyname.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/OAuthAuthorize.aspx but receive a 403 Forbidden error.
  • I can't use CSOM because I am unable to deploy the Sharepoint.Client.dll to the Dynamics CRM Online
  • I'm not sure what the scope in the request paramaters should be

Here is a code excerpt from what I have so far :

string clientId = "myclientid";
string clientSecret = "asecretstring";

this.request = string.Format("grant_type=client_credentials&client_id={0}&client_secret={1}&scope=list.read", Uri.EscapeDataString(clientId), Uri.EscapeDataString(clientSecret));

WebRequest webRequest = WebRequest.Create(OAuthUri);
webRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
webRequest.Method = "POST";
byte[] bytes = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(this.request);
webRequest.ContentLength = bytes.Length;
using (Stream outputStream = webRequest.GetRequestStream())
{
    outputStream.Write(bytes, 0, bytes.Length);
}

// This is where I get a 403
using (WebResponse webResponse = webRequest.GetResponse())
{
    // get token from the response
}

I would really appreciate some direction in authenticating between the two Office 365 systems.

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