Microsoft Office files are supported with our SharePoint integration, along with other text, audio and image file formats.

Authorization Type

Carbon uses OAuth 2.0 to connect to SharePoint.

Authorization Flow

Enter your Sharepoint tenant and site name. For example, if the SharePoint site URL is https://jasoncarbon.sharepoint.com/sites/carbon-dev, jasoncarbon is the tenant and carbon-dev is the site name.

Log into your Microsoft SharePoint account.

Click the “Confirm” button to grant us permission to access SharePoint.

Once clicking “Confirm”, you will be taken through a flow to grant permissions.

Click the “Select Files from SharePoint” button to open up the SharePoint file selector.

Click “Select” after selecting files to grant Carbon access to files.

You’ll see a screen confirming that your files have been added.

Configuration

Custom OAuth Credentials

Setting up the OAuth App

  1. Create or log into your Microsoft Azure Account.

  2. Under Azure Services, select App Registration -> New registration.

  1. Select Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Microsoft Entra ID tenant - Multitenant) and personal Microsoft accounts (e.g. Skype, Xbox) as the Supported account types.

  1. Add https://api.carbon.ai/integrations/onedrive and https://api.carbon.ai/integrations/sharepoint to Redirect URI and select Web under the Select a platform dropdown. You can also opt to use a custom CNAME record pointing to https://api.carbon.ai. The domain paths must still be /integrations/onedrive and /integrations/sharepoint.

  1. Under Manage -> API permissions add the permissions Files.Read.All, offline_access, openid, and User.Read.

  1. Under Client credentials, click Add a certificate or secret -> New Client Secret. Then copy the client secret’s Value and share it with us via Slack.

  1. Navigate to the Overview tab then copy the Application (client) ID and share it with us via Slack.

  1. Customize your app branding under Manage -> Branding & properties.

Setting up the File Picker UI

  1. Under Azure Services, select App Registration -> New registration.

  1. Select Accounts in any organizational directory (Any Microsoft Entra ID tenant - Multitenant) and personal Microsoft accounts (e.g. Skype, Xbox) as the Supported account types.

  1. Under the Authentication tab, select Add a Platform -> Single Page Application.

  1. For the Redirect URI of the Single Page Application, you can use https://api.carbon.ai/static/loading.html or add a custom CNAME record pointing to https://api.carbon.ai. The domain path must still be /static/loading.html.

  1. Under the Authentciation’s Implicit grant and hybrid flows section, check Access tokens (used for implicit flows) and ID tokens (used for implicit and hybrid flows).

  1. Under Manage -> API permissions add the permissions Files.Read.All, Sites.Read.All, User.Read, AllSites.Read, and MyFiles.Read.

  1. Under Client credentials, click Add a certificate or secret -> New Client Secret. Then copy the client secret’s Value and share it with us via Slack.

  1. Navigate to the Overview tab then copy the Application (client) ID and share it with us via Slack.

Functionality

Carbon allows users to upload pdf, docx, pptx,txt,csv, png, rtf, tsv, xlsx, jpeg and md files directly from SharePoint.

Synchronization

Syncs are triggered when end-users select files to upload via the SharePoint file selector UI. You can also use the resync_file API endpoint to programmatically resync specific SharePoint files. To delete SharePoint files from Carbon, you can use the delete_files endpoint directly.

To sync SharePoint files on a 24-hour schedule (more frequent schedules available upon request), you can use the /update_users endpoint. This endpoint allows organizations to customize syncing settings according to their requirements, with the option to enable syncing for all data sources using the string ‘ALL’. It’s important to note that each request supports up to 100 customer IDs.

Here’s an example illustrating how to automatically enable syncing for updated SharePoint content for specified users:

{
    "customer_ids": ["team@carbon.ai", "sam@openai.com"],
    "auto_sync_enabled_sources": ["SHAREPOINT"]
}