To configure a SharePoint/OneDrive site for backup, you need to add the Office 365 tenant to RecoveryManager Plus. This section lists the steps needed to add an Office 365 tenant to RecoveryManager Plus.

Before you can proceed with the configuration, make sure the prerequisites listed below are satisfied.


  • Ensure that you have a working internet connection.
  • If you plan to install the product on a system running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008, ensure you have Microsoft .NET version 4.5 installed on the system.
    • To check if Microsoft .NET Framework is installed, open the Command Prompt from Run. Enter the following command reg query:
    • "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\full" /v version
      Check the displayed version. If the version is below 4.5 or if it’s not installed, install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 from here.

  • Make sure you have the URL of your SharePoint admin center. The URL of your SharePoint admin center is https:// <TenantName>, where <TenantName> is the name of your Office 365 tenant.
  • If Legacy Authentication is disabled in your Office 365 environment, you’ll need the Client ID and Client Secret to configure your Office 365 account. To get your client ID and client secret:
    • Navigate to https://<TenantName>
    • Click the two Generate buttons to generate a client ID and a client secret. Enter the title, app domain, and Redirect URI. Refer to the screenshot below for an example.
    • app-information

    • Save the retrieved client ID and client secret. They are the credentials for the administrator account, using which read or update actions can be performed on your SharePoint Online environment.
    • Navigate to https://[Tenant] Enter the client ID in the App Id field and click Lookup.
    • In the App's Permission Request XML field, enter the below code to grant appropriate access.

      <AppPermissionRequests AllowAppOnlyPolicy="true">
      <AppPermissionRequest Scope="http://sharepoint/content/tenant" Right="FullControl" />

    • Click Create and you will be presented with a consent pop-up box.
    • Click Trust It to grant RecoveryManager Plus with the required permissions.

Configure an Office 365 tenant for backup

To add an Office 365 tenant for the first time:

  • Log in to the RecoveryManager Plus console as an administrator.
  • Navigate to the SharePoint & OneDrive tab → Configuration.
  • Provide the SharePoint Admin Center URL.
  • Provide the username and password of a SharePoint Administrator.
  • If legacy authentication is disabled in your Office 365 account, select Modern Authentication and provide the Client ID and Client Secret.
  • Click Configure.

Your Office 365 tenant has now been configured, and the product will begin identifying the different sites in your SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business environment.

To add a new Office 365 tenant, click the Add New Tenant button located in the top-right corner of the screen.

Once you have added an Office 365 tenant, you can perform the following actions.

Edit the details of an Office 365 tenant

  • To edit an existing tenant, click the icon-edit icon located in the Actions column of the desired tenant.

Refresh the configurations of an Office 365 account.

  • To refresh a tenant and fetch the most recent configurations, click the icon-refresh  icon located in the Actions column of the tenant.

Delete an Office 365 account.

  • To delete an Office 365 tenant, click the icon-delete icon located in the Actions column of the desired tenant.
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