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Activate backup task for Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online in Cloud Application Backup

You can activate a backup task for Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online 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, click SharePoint.

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

    The authentication dialog opens.

  2. In the authentication dialog:

    1. In the Backup Name box, enter a name for the backup task.

      This name is used to identify the backup task in reports and notifications. You can change it later.

    2. Select the preferred authorization type.

      Since Microsoft will soon deprecate the credentials-based authorization for their Microsoft 365 services, we do not recommend using it.

      If you use Microsoft 365 multi-factor authentication, you need to use OAuth-based authorization.

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

    3. In the SharePoint URL box, enter URL address of the root SharePoint domain.

    4. Click Authenticate to go to the Microsoft 365 sign-in page, and complete authorization.

    Once you complete authorization, you will be redirected to the backup task page again.

After you activate the backup task, continue with configuring backup task settings and managing site backups.