SharePoint Online requires a different type of authentication than does SharePoint (on premises). SharePoint requires “claims-based” authentication using credentials that could be different from your Windows Authentication credentials. To authenticate successfully and process files in SharePoint Online, LinkFixer Advanced needs your SharePoint Online credentials.


LinkFixer Advanced currently supports “Cloud Identity” and “Federated” authentication.


To enter your SharePoint Online credentials, go to the LinkFixer Advanced “Network Locations” tab. There, you will see the mapping for the drive or drives you mapped in the previous sections.



Double-click on the row that contains the SharePoint Online drive to which you wish to authenticate. In the above example image, that would be the “Y:” drive. The following screen will appear:



Enter your SharePoint Online authentication information, and click {Test}. This authentication information will be used when LinkFixer Advanced accesses SharePoint Online through the drive letter you mapped in the previous section.


Note: If the drive letter you mapped for SharePoint does not show up in the “Network Locations” screen, click the {Refresh All} button. Any drive letter you mapped must show in this Network Locations screen before you will be able to select folders in that location for LinkFixer Advanced to process.


Additional Note: When using Federated authentication, you must specify your SharePoint Online user name in the SharePoint configuration dialog as LinkFixer Advanced uses the user name to retrieve SharePoint Online account data from the Microsoft Online login server. This also requires that the computer running LinkFixer Advanced be able to connect to the URL https://login.microsoftonline.com.