I'm developping a web application based on a Tomcat server with LDAP authentication. I would like to know if there is a way to "pass" this authentication token to sharepoint 2013, so that when a user click on an external link (eg. http://mysharepointsite.com/library/1/file1.xls), the file opens in the excel web app without asking for credentials.

Is it possible ?

The web application runs on an intranet and will be accessed from a smartphone. The user won't be logged on a domain.

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What kind of token has your tomcat application generated? Is it SAML or siteminder token? Sharepoint has a secure store service which actually understands claims based token based on windows identity foundation.

  • None of those yet, but i'll look into SAML. Feb 20, 2014 at 7:45
  • You may have to use third party DLL to validate the SAML token. If the SAML token is valid then you can create the SharePoint token in HTTPModule AuthenticateRequest event. Feb 20, 2014 at 10:39

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