Auto Login to SharePoint 2013 on Mobile Device RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We have developed an application in SharePoint which have various forms and workflow. User get notification on submission of forms and a link to approve/reject form. User has to login to SharePoint each time user click the link from mobile device.

    Is there any way so that user login once on mobile? In case of multiple email notification user has to put credentials to login to SharePoint. 

    An immediate help is appreciated.


    Monday, April 9, 2018 9:17 AM

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  • Hi Rajesh,

    By Default, SharePoint doesn't have a way to automatically login a site when we access a site or a link of a site.

    For browsers, like IE, there is a option "Automatic logon with current user name and password". We can use it to automatically logon a site.

    For Mobile devices, it should be same. If your mobile browser could keep the cookies and password, it should be able to logon the link automatically using the saved user name and password when you access the link on the second time.



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    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:26 AM
  • Wendy. That would work if the device was on the network as it uses domain credentials to logon.

    As it's a mobile device, I would assume they want outside access. 

    If this is helpful please mark it so. Also if this solved your problem mark as answer.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:33 AM
  • A non-domain joined machine, regardless of device, cannot automatically log in. Since a phone cannot be a domain-joined device, it's simply not possible to have this functionality.

    You can set up an SSO service in front of SharePoint and extend the SSO lifetime to something rather extreme. This wouldn't be recommended due to security reasons (what if the token was still alive when the phone was stolen or lost?).

    Trevor Seward

    Office Servers and Services MVP

    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

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

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:13 PM