I've been asked a tricky question. Here is the schema. A user have access to a custom web interface, no SharePoint. He wants, through this interface, to access data on SharePoint. He has no account on SharePoint 2013. From there, via the API, a service account will go on SharePoint and read or modify the data for the user.

The question is : can a person log into SharePoint with that service account ? Because we don't want that.

Thank you, and if I'm not clear, don't hesitate to say so.

  • is service account is running any app pool or any permission in SharePoint?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    May 7, 2015 at 16:56
  • Well, I guess this service account should at least have some permissions on SP in order to read/modifiy those documents, yes...
    – Jan
    May 8, 2015 at 8:07


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