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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. – madgangmixers Feb 20 '14 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. – user1853141 Feb 20 '14 at 10:39

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