You can activate Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online backup task as follows:

  1. In the CAB Management Portal, click Backups in the sidebar menu.

    The list of backup tasks opens.

    • If you do not have any backup task added yet, select SharePoint Online.

    • If you already have some backup tasks set up and configured, click Add Backup Task on the upper right, and then select SharePoint Online.

    The authentication dialog box opens.

  2. Complete the authorization process.

    You can activate the backup task using either OAuth or regular credentials (see Manage admin account).

    CAB automatically assigns admin permissions to SharePoint sites when using Microsoft 365 admin account.


    If you choose to use the credentials-based authorization now, later you will not be able to switch to OAuth.
    Otherwise, if you choose to use the OAuth-based authorization, you will be able to switch to the credentials-based authorization later.
  3. In the list of sites, activate backup for those preferred (see Manage site backups).

  4. Set the backup preferences and data indexing.

    You can change these later (see Configure backup settings).

  5. Click Save to apply changes and activate the backup task.