SharePoint is not broken - it just does't work

How to fix “The website does not support SharePoint Online credentials. The response status code is ‘Unauthorized'”

Whilst running some SharePoint Online PowerShell commandlets, or connecting to a SharePoint Online site from your app, you get the following (or similar) error about your SharePoint Online credentials being unauthorized for something you should definitely be authorized to do: Cannot contact web site ‘https://[tenant]-admin.sharepoint.com/’ or the web site does not support SharePoint Online credentials. The response status code is ‘Unauthorized’. And that’s not all – by digging into the…Continue reading How to fix “The website does not support SharePoint Online credentials. The response status code is ‘Unauthorized’”

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Joining the Omnia team!

Exciting news right after the Easter break (and a bit of a change from the usual flow of technical stuff) – I’ve joined the Omnia team at Precio Fishbone. Over the last 12 months, I have been working mostly on Azure IoT projects and was already debating renaming the blog. The title #SharePointProblems matches the content poorly when most of my new posts are about Docker, Azure DevOps, or Entity…Continue reading Joining the Omnia team!

SharePoint is not broken - it just does't work

App authentication woes on SharePoint (Token request failed. The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.)

This article explains how to get rid of sudden and unexplainable 401 Access Denied errors when trying to authenticate against a fairly fresh Microsoft 365 / SharePoint Online tenant. This issue seems to be caused by a long-ish project to finally retire ACS – Azure Access Control service) on SharePoint (it’s retired everywhere else already!) Note: This might still be an updating story, as the situation with ACS is definitely……Continue reading App authentication woes on SharePoint (Token request failed. The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.)

SharePoint Hub sites - like how Microsoft themselves put it! (From: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/planning-hub-sites)

SharePoint Home, Hub, Sites, Start… What?

This article explains the current terminology that Microsoft uses around your different pages in SharePoint. Or at least tries to – and do that in a way that’s faithful to the current, flat & Modern world. Microsoft has been known for its less-than-stellar track record of figuring out easy and descriptive names for their products. Let me introduce 2 cases in point: Microsoft® WinFX™ Software Development Kit for Microsoft® Pre-Release…Continue reading SharePoint Home, Hub, Sites, Start… What?

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SPFx | Failed to load component.

This post describes the typical reasons why might encounter the following error, and the ways I’ve found to fix them: “Failed to load component. Original error: ***Failed to load path dependency ContosoSPFxWebPartLocalization from component [guid] (ContosoSPFxWebPart)“. The error typically looks something like in the screenshot below: Problem This error can be thrown for a lot of different reasons. I’m trying to describe the variants I’ve run into and their fixes…Continue reading SPFx | Failed to load component.

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How to resolve the “You cannot edit this page”-error in Modern SharePoint

This article describes an error situation that you might run into in Modern SharePoint, where you cannot take a page into edit mode anymore. You only get a strangely generic error message with a kinda weird failed request in the console. But, of course, there’s a fix – and an easy one at that! Problem Huh – so here’s a weird one for you! Take a modern communication site, create…Continue reading How to resolve the “You cannot edit this page”-error in Modern SharePoint

Let's fix SharePoint Search together!

How to add multiple aliases to a Managed Property in SharePoint Search?

This article explains how to add multiple aliases to one managed property in SharePoint Search Schema Management. Yes, it’s possible, just a bit unintuitive! I’ll explain the process below. Solution This seems to be another “gotcha”, that’s missing from the official documentation, but is super helpful to know when you happen to need it! The way I encountered it was in a dev/staging environment, where certain automatically created Managed Property,…Continue reading How to add multiple aliases to a Managed Property in SharePoint Search?

"Set-PnPAvailablePageLayouts -AllowAllPageLayouts" returning an error "Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource.."

How to fix “Access denied” errors when running “Set-PnPAvailablePageLayouts”?

This article describes one way how to fix seemingly non-sensical “Access denied” errors, that you get when running Set-PnPAvailablePageLayouts. Problem While running the PnP cmdlet for enabling or selecting the available publishing page layouts for a web, you run into this, fairly generic error: Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource. PS C:\> Set-PnPAvailablePageLayouts -AllowAllPageLayouts Set-PnPAvailablePageLayouts : Access denied. You do not…Continue reading How to fix “Access denied” errors when running “Set-PnPAvailablePageLayouts”?

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Another fix to “Connect-PnPOnline : The sign-in name or password does not match one in the Microsoft account system.”

This post describes a simple way to get around the following error while running Connect-PnPOnline: “The sign-in name or password does not match one in the Microsoft account system.” Truthfully, this one is kind of simple and stupid – but as I’ve seen before, it’s surely worth documenting anyway! Below is an example of such error. PS C:\> Connect-PnPOnline https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/CommunicationSite/ Connect-PnPOnline : The sign-in name or password does not match…Continue reading Another fix to “Connect-PnPOnline : The sign-in name or password does not match one in the Microsoft account system.”