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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: User rights for Sharepoint connector
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:00:05 GMT
Hi Julien,

I wish one of us was a SharePoint or Microsoft expert, but we're not, and
we get asked this question all the time.  All I can say is that it works
when you use a user with full rights, and it doesn't when you don't.


On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Julien Massiera <> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I am trying to crawl a SharePoint 2016 using MCF and I have some troubles.
> First time I tried to configure the SharePoint repository connector the
> status was 'Crawl user did not authenticate properly", after few
> investigations I found that the user I configured was unable to use SOAP
> action 'GetListCollections' from the SP webservice. Then I added this user
> to the "Style Resource Readers" group (not sure it is the good english name
> of the group) and it resolved the problem.
> Then I again got a 401 error on the GetPermissionCollection SOAP action.
> The ManifoldCF agent for SP 2016 is correctly installed and the web page
> http://myserver:myport/mysite/_vti_bin/MCPermissions.asmx is returning
> what is expected in the documentation.
> So my question is : do you know what are the specific rights required for
> my user ? I know that with admin rights on the SP site it works but I would
> like to avoid an admin user to crawl my site.
> Thanks for your help !
> Julien Massiera
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