Any way to use the Office Authentication within an Excel Task Pane App? RRS feed

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  • The task-pane app that I'm developing for excel requires that user create an account with my service (i.e. they have to sign-up with a username and password before they can use my app).  The user is already logged in to the Office App.  Is there any way I can use the authentication mechanism that Office uses so if the user is logged in to office they can automatically be logged in to my app if it is open in the spreadsheet?  I believe this is possible with oAuth, but I don't see any way to do this from within a task-pane app for Excel and the Office.js APIs don't mention authentication.



    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:58 PM


  • You can use cookies to remember login information or other persistant information. Also you can save it as a setting in the document.

    Anze Javornik

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:46 PM