ShareGate Desktop Suggestions

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  1. Bulk connect site collections

    I find myself today having to add over 100 site collections via 'add connection' option - it would be great of we could bulk upload a listing of all site collections - or better yet, add all the site collections under a web app all in one fell swoop.

    1 vote
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  2. Tenant App ID/Secret

    Allow Sharegate to use App ID/secret credentials to connect to the tenant (or site collection).

    30 votes
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  3. Remember "Authentication", "Allow single sign-on (SSO)", "Add connection to explorer" choice

    Hi,

    I frequently use ShareGate Desktop to copy documents from and old on-premise SharePoint environment to newly created sites in SharePoint Online and each time I start a new copy operation I have to make the same 3 choices on the "Select destination" screen. I set Authentication to Browser (it always defaults to "Current Windows user"), I deselect Allow SSO because I have to log in as a separate user from the one in Windows (licensing reasons), and lastly I usually don't want to add the connection to explorer.

    My suggestion is for ShareGate Desktop to remember the current choices…

    2 votes
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  4. Revamp the Authentication System

    -I would love to have only to submit one set of credentials (and maybe have to say “use for all”, for example) and then have source and destination login with these automatically.

    -Keep my credentials saved so i dont have to reauthenticate every single time

    -When performing a migration i’m being asked to sign in for both the source and the destination whereas a lot of the time its the same credentials for both. I.e. Within the same tenant. It would be helpful to just be able to signin once at the beginning of a session.

    -saved credentials / accounts. …

    42 votes
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  5. Different default connection for both source and destination sites

    One enhancement I'd like to pose for consideration is the ability to have a different default connection for both source and destination sites. I am rarely migrating content between the same site and this feature would come in handy when I am updating the content of several lists between 2 databases.

    2 votes
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  6. allow manage reconnect settings

    often during on prem migration need to watch for outages and manually reconnect, would be nice to have an ability to manage reconnect pause or avoid it

    1 vote
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  8. 12 votes
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  9. App Authentication

    Publish an app in the SharePoint store with the permissions set to full control for the site collection and allow app only calls. Then add an option for App Authentication in the ShareGate desktop app that uses the ClientId and ClientSecret from the app to authenticate.

    A site collection admin can then add the app to their site, and allow any user with ShareGate to perform the migration.

    Benefits include not having to log in, not having to grant site collection admin access, and the metadata would appear as ShareGate instead of the user performing the action.

    11 votes
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  10. Rename connections with a nickname

    I would like the ability to add a nickanme to the farm drop down in the explorer view. this would help us find farms that we use nicknames for.

    7 votes
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  11. Ability to Change Browsers During Browser Authentication

    When multiple tenants are accessed with different user names, allow user to select which browser session to authenticate if using browser authentication (user connected to multiple tenants in multiple browsers).

    9 votes
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    Adding support for other browsers would require quite a lot of effort from our engineering team and would requires more effort to maintain it.

    We chose to use IE since it is installed on all machine that are using ShareGate, since the application can only run on Windows.

    I’m going to decline this suggestion since we won’t attack it.

    Please keep giving us suggestion as it can help us improve our product.

  12. Forgetting and/or Not Remembering Site (credentials) options in Sharegate Explorer

    When connecting to a site in the Migration tool, you have options to not remember the site, and you can forget sites that are already remembered.

    It would be mandatory to not preserve that information in the Sharegate Explorer as well for some users. It seems to go against policy to do so.

    14 votes
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  13. Support for Multi-factor Authentication through cellphone apps

    Authentication through MFA with external applications is complicated to set up and only works if authentication is retrievable by Browser.

    9 votes
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