Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365

In this article, I would like to explain and share the steps to create or edit the secure store target application in SharePoint 365 using the admin center.

Secure Store application

  1. Secure Store applications are used to connect the external data, such as other business applications, with SharePoint.
  2. We can use BCS (Business Connectivity Service) together with Secure Store.
  3. Business Connectivity Service is used to set up a connection to the Target Application. The Secure Store enables you to manage the credentials that are required by the external data source.

How it works

  1. It creates the background mapping between a group of users in SharePoint. 
  2. A user authenticates through IIS to SharePoint Online through credentials.
  3. Inside SharePoint Online, the Secure Store Service uses mapped credentials known to the external business application to render any necessary external data on the site for the authenticated user.

Steps to create a new Secure Store app

Follow the below-listed steps to create a new Secure Store target application.

Step 1

Open the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
 
Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365 

Step 2

Then, select SharePoint from the left navigation.
 
Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365 

Step 3

On the SharePoint admin center page, select “Secure Store” from left.
 
Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365 

Step 4

Then, click the “New” button from the top ribbon. You will get the target application screen.
 
Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365 

Step 5

On the new window, provide the below details for target application settings.
  1. Target Application ID – Provide a meaningful name
  2. Display Name - This field should be a user-friendly name for the Target Application. For example, you might use Employee Data.
  3. Contact E-mail - Enter a valid email address for people to use when they have questions.
  4. Target Application Type - By default, SharePoint Online uses the type "Group Restricted".

Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365 

Step 6
 
Then, provide the credential fields, details of target application administrators and members, and click “OK”.
 
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Finally, you can see the new Secure Store application on your O365 SharePoint.

Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365 

If you want to edit the SS application, select the checkbox for the required SS and click on “Edit” button from the top ribbon.

Create Secure Store Application In SharePoint O365 
 

Summary

In this article, we have explored the basics of Secure Store and learned the steps to create a Secure Store Target Application in SharePoint O365 using admin center. Thanks for spending time on my article. Please share your feedback in the Comments section.