App Parts require authentication when using other browsers e.g. Safari on iPad


  • Hi all

    I have the SharePoint App Store setup and working correctly and within Internet Explorer I have my App Store domain and my SharePoint domain added as local intranet sites and authentication is not an issue. 

    Is there a way of removing the required authentication on Apps so that I am not prompted for credentials in other browsers, specifically on the iPad using Safari? My iPad can access the SharePoint site fine and can access all information other than apps from the app store and I think it is because authentication is required (although it does not prompt me). I feel the apps could work on the iPad as they are just iframes with JS which the iPad can handle. 

    This is all internal, no external access.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Brendan Lee

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:33 PM


  • No, there is not. And it is not recommended to place the App Domain in the Intranet Zone (or otherwise automatically pass credentials to the zone) as that poses a security risk.

    Trevor Seward, MCC

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    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:12 AM