I have created a Windows 8 grid app in Visual Studio. This app creates links to pages in a SharePoint portal, so if a user clicks a tile, it should open a web page within the app frame.

However, each time a user tries to view a page, it asks for SharePoint username and password.

How do I set the authentication to be done automatically in the app? So that when a user tries to view a page it opens it directly.

Note that in the SharePoint portal, authentication is done automatically from the Active Directory.

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I found the answer, it is in the app manifest package, check Enterprise Authentication in the capabilities tab.

  • Enterprise authentication is not just for SharePoint but for the entire AD based user authentication. glad you found it..
    – kesava
    Jul 31, 2015 at 20:31

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