Configuring Lync and SharePoint as Partner Applications

Before Lync and SharePoint are configured as partner applications, certificates must be installed for each application. For Lync, server authentication certificates are installed as part of the Lync deployment process. For SharePoint, certificates are not installed by default as part of the deployment process; therefore, at least one server certificate must be installed and mapped to a SharePoint site before server-to-server authentication with Lync is configured.

After the certificates are installed on both sides, Lync and SharePoint can be configured as partner applications by exchanging the certificates using the authentication metadata documents exposed on each side. On the SharePoint ...

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