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SharePoint Online / Office 365 Claims Authentication + Python

Couldn't find any complete references for authentication to SharePoint Online via a non-Microsoft API (surprisingly Microsoft wasn't very helpful, they assume you're using WIF). 

It was pretty trivial once I found this great post explaining how SharePoint Online claims authentication works. 

Remote authentication in SharePoint Online


Of course I only found this when I had already spent a substantial amount of time learning it the hard way.. c'est la vie!

Here's the gist:

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Comment by Brian on March 1, 2014 at 9:43pm

Just want to spare someone else the pain ;)

Comment by Daniel Leuck on February 28, 2014 at 10:27am

We just went through a similar exercise with Sharepoint for a finance customer. As you said, <sarcasm>its loads of fun.</sarcasm>

Thank you for sharing your SharePoint auth gist. I'm sure it will prove useful to all the devs looking to pull Sharepoint content into Python & Java portals, iOS apps, etc.


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