OneDrive for Business in multi-user environments with simulated single sign-on

Posted by Brandon Lee on Dec 11, 2017 2:29:47 PM

Implementing OneDrive for Business in multi-user environments has been a thorn in the side of many organizations, mainly due to the fact that Microsoft refuses to release and develop a client supporting multi-user environment. Citrix and Microsoft give the following recommendations:

  1. Use OneDrive for Business through the browser.
  2. Use ShareFile instead of OneDrive for Business.
  3. Continue using OneDrive for Business, but through ShareFile Desktop App or ShareFile Driver Mapper.

Måns Hurtigh suggests that "It is very important to understand these recommendations from Microsoft and Citrix before you continue reading, because what I am about to show you is a different approach. An alternative to these recommendations is to use FSLogix with the OneDrive for Business client." You can read more about this here.

Måns goes on to detail implementing OneDrive in a multi-user environment with what he calls a "simulated" single sign-on experience and what that entails. The purpose for this particular nomenclature is due to this solution being built on top of several different techniques rather than a native single sign-on.

The idea he proposes assumes you are already using FSLogix Office 365 Containers to store your OneDrive data, which is fairly simple to configure with the FSLogix Docs quick start guide

Read more about Måns' specific criteria for ensuring an easy and sucessful implementation to enable OneDrive for Business in a multi-user environment.

Topics: Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container, OneDrive for Business, single sign-on

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