Sharepoint 2010: xmlhttp PUT in VBA denied with valid credentials

Posted on 2011-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
In an Access application the following VBA instructions return error 401 (Unauthorized) where UserName and pw represent valid credentials:
xmlhttp.Open "PUT", sharepointFileName, False, UserName, pw
xmlhttp.Send sBody
MsgBox xmlhttp.Status
Does anybody know what could be causing this?
Question by:dgmoore1
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ID: 34954467
Just taking a stab at this since I don't work with Sharepoint at all...but what happens if you leave off the username and pass?
xmlhttp.Open "PUT", sharepointFileName, False

If you receive a prompt for username and password from the Sharepoint site then it suggests a problem with either the username or password in the variables you are using.  If you still receive the 401 error, however, it suggests a problem witht he URL in the sharepointFileName variable.

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by:Dave Baldwin
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At the bottom of this page, it says that credentials are not automatically sent to the server....

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ID: 34955400
I found the problem - the credentials passed must include the domain. I prepended the domain to the username and everything clicked.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Cool, glad you got it.

Author Comment

ID: 34955895
I've done this before in other Sharepoint environments and it wasn't necessary to supply the domain name, so this one had me stymied.
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 34956214
Well, you know they keep changing things...

Author Comment

ID: 34956532
...and not telling anybody!

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ID: 34990852
Found the solution myself

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