ShareGate Desktop Suggestions

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  1. 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. …

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    • 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.

      10 votes
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      • see user credentials in Explorer

        have the ability to see which user credentials were used to connect to environment in the Explorer

        6 votes
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        • 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.

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          • 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.

            5 votes
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            • 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.

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              • 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).

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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.

                • Search Option in the Copy UI

                  Would be nice if you could find something in either the 'from' or 'to' display box by searching or even a search string (N25*) or something similar.

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                  • 3 votes
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                    • Use Sharegate without SCA rights

                      Is there a way to use Sharegate without site administration permissions? ( we used another tool which allow migration of sites and objects without having full administration permissions – the person currently tasked to manage these activities has Site design access.)

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                        Site Collection Administrator rights are required to connect to all Site Collections on your farm. This is recommended on both the source and the destination site collections in order to take advantage of all Sharegate options.

                        Thanks for taking the time to post this idea. We looked at it with the team and for now have decided that it’s not something we will be working on short term.

                        We’ll keep looking at the requests and update if we anything changes

                      • Active Authentication process

                        Some companies use active/passive authentication process. ShareGate supports the passive authentication process but not the active one,

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                        • Tenant App ID/Secret

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

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                          • Add a SharePoint Online example using an email address in the connection screen

                            "other user" let's you use any type of format you want (straight username, domain/user, e-mail address, etc.) but only the domain/user format is displayed and it can be confusing to users.

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                            • Using the saved "other user" authentication for the SharePoint shell

                              If we save the account to connect using “other user” (so that the customer can type in the password and not supply it to us), can you add a way to extend that login to the SharePoint Shell window?

                              This that the SharePoint Shell gets its authentication from this stored details when you want to for instance pre-provision ODFB or run the ODFB incremental copy script etc.

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                              • Remove Office Graph error when it's disabled in the Tenant

                                Currently, the Explorer returns an error on Office 365 Groups when the Office Graph is voluntarily disabled in the Tenant. I would prefer not having this error when we decide to disable it.

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