Manage enterprise application definitions

In the single sign-on environment, the back-end external data sources and systems are referred to as enterprise applications. For each enterprise application that SharePoint connects to, a corresponding enterprise application definition needs to be configured.

To manage enterprise application definitions:

  1. On the top navigation bar, click Operations.

  2. On the Operations page, in the Security Configuration section, click Manage settings for single sign-on.

  3. On the Manage Settings for Single Sign-On page, click Manage settings for enterprise application definitions.

What do you want to do?

Create a new enterprise application definition

Edit the settings of an enterprise application definition

Delete an enterprise application definition

Create a new enterprise application definition

  1. On the Manage Enterprise Application Definitions page, click New Item.

  2. On the Create Enterprise Application Definition page, in the Application and Contact Information section, in the Display name box, type the name that is displayed to users.

  3. In the Application name box, type the name that Web Parts uses to call the enterprise application definition.

    Single sign-on components use the application name to specify which enterprise application definition to use.

  4. In the Contact e-mail address box, type the e-mail address that users can contact for the enterprise application.

  5. In the Account type section, select one of the following:

    • Group. Select this option if users will connect to the enterprise application through a group account. If you select this option, you need to configure account information for the application definition.

    • Individual. Select this option if each user has an account in the application definition.

    • Group using restricted account. Select this option if users will connect to the enterprise application through a group that uses a restricted account. If you select this option, credentials are stored separately for regular credentials and a different API is used to access the credentials. Select this option only when all of the following is true:

      • The account is a group account.

      • An intermediary application such as Business Data Catalog imposes further security restrictions.

      • The data is highly sensitive.

  6. In the Authentication type section, select the Windows authentication check box.

    Warning: If Windows authentication is not used, the logon credentials are not encrypted.

  7. In the Logon Account Information section, configure each of the Field boxes for soliciting required logon information from users. Selecting Yes for Mask hides the text typed by the user. This helps to keep sensitive information such as passwords secret.

  8. Click OK.

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Edit the settings of an enterprise application definition

After you create an enterprise application definition, you cannot modify the following:

  • application name of the enterprise application definition

  • account type (group or individual, windows authenticated group or individual, or group using a restricted account)

  • logon account information fields

  • On the Manage Enterprise Application Definitions page, click the Enterprise application definition for which you want to edit settings.

    Information on each setting is provided in the Create a new enterprise application definition section.

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Delete an enterprise application definition

  1. On the Manage Enterprise Application Definitions page, click Delete on the menu of the enterprise application definition that you want to delete.

  2. Click OK in the message box asking you if you want to proceed with the deletion.

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