Exchange Server: Configure OAuth authentication with SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013

Exchange 2016 supports partner applications such as SharePoint Server 2016 and Skype for Business Server 2015 by using OAuth configuration with the script, Configure-EnterpriseApplication.ps1. You can automate the task using the script to more easily configure authentication with partner applications and reduce configuration errors. The script performs the following tasks:

  1. Configures an Enterprise partner application that self-issues OAuth tokens to successfully authenticate to Exchange.

  2. Assigns Role Based Access Control (RBAC) roles to the partner application to authorize it for calling specific Exchange Web Services APIs.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.

  • The partner application needs to publish an authentication metadata document for Exchange 2016 to establish a direct trust to this application and accept authentication requests.

  • Examples in this topic use the following default location of the \Scripts directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Scripts.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Partner applications - configure" entry in the Sharing and collaboration permissions topic.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts in the Exchange admin center.


Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at: Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection.

Configure OAuth authentication with a partner application

This procedure uses the Configure-EnterpriseApplication.ps1 script to configure OAuth authentication with partner applications. Access to resources depends on the permissions assigned to the partner application and/or the user it impersonates by using RBAC. After configuring OAuth authentication from Exchange, the partner application can use Exchange 2016 resources.

  1. This example configures OAuth authentication for SharePoint 2016.

    Cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Scripts
    Configure-EnterprisePartnerApplication.ps1 -AuthMetaDataUrl -ApplicationType SharePoint
  2. This example configures OAuth authentication for Skype for Business or Lync Server 2013.

    Cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Scripts
    Configure-EnterprisePartnerApplication.ps1 -AuthMetaDataUrl -ApplicationType Lync

If Exchange 2016 also needs to access resources offered by the partner application, you must also configure OAuth authentication in the partner application.

How do you know this worked?

To verify that you have successfully configured an enterprise partner application to authenticate to Exchange 2016 , run the Get-PartnerApplication cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell to retrieve the configuration. You can also run the Test-OAuthConnectivity cmdlet to test OAuth connectivity with a partner application for a user.

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