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Prepare the SharePoint Online environment for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario

SharePoint 2013

Published: April 9, 2013

Summary: Prepare the SharePoint Online site and App Catalog for the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) hybrid scenario.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 

note Note:

This documentation is preliminary and subject to change.

Warning Warning:

To configure a hybrid SharePoint environment, you need a combination of expert skills and significant hands-on experience with SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Online, and related products and technologies. We recommend that you engage Microsoft Consulting Services to provide technical guidance and support during the design and deployment of your hybrid environment.

For more information about Microsoft Consulting Services, see Microsoft Services.

The BCS hybrid scenario securely publishes sensitive on-premises data to select users of a SharePoint Online tenancy. You can present the data either through a SharePoint Online external list or through an app for SharePoint. In either case, you must identify or create a site in your tenancy through which the data will be offered. If you choose to use an app for SharePoint, you must also have a SharePoint Online App Catalog configured.

Important Important:

This is Step 4 in the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

To prepare the SharePoint Online site and App Catalog

  1. Identify or create a site in your SharePoint Online tenancy for your external list or app for SharePoint. Ensure that all the federated users who will be using the BCS hybrid solution are added to the Members group for access to the site. For more information about how to create a site in SharePoint Online, see Create a Site on Office.com. For more information about how to plan sites and manage users, see Plan site and manage users also on Office.com.

  2. Before you can deploy an app for SharePoint to a site in your SharePoint Online tenancy, you must enable the App Catalog. For more information about how to enable and configure the App Catalog in SharePoint Online, see Use the App Catalog to make custom business apps available for your SharePoint Online environment on Office.com.

    note Note:

    This scenario shows you how to directly deploy your app for SharePoint into the site you have prepared. It is also possible to deploy your app for SharePoint into the App Catalog.

Important Important:

Link to Step 5 Configure permissions on the SharePoint Online BDC Metadata Store for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario of the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

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