Integrate BeyondInsight and Microsoft SharePoint

Using BeyondInsight subscriptions, you can directly integrate into SharePoint either by emailing reports to a SharePoint SMTP mail daemon or by publishing the reports to a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share for directory-based and file-based publishing.

Begin by creating a new subscription or editing an existing subscription. Continue by choosing an email integration or a UNC share integration.

For more information, please see Manage Subscriptions in BeyondInsight.

Email Integration to SharePoint

You can enable the receipt of SMTP email through SharePoint and set the appropriate permissions to receive EML content. To avoid internal spam and misuse, use only security settings that permit postings from BeyondInsight or other security tools.

Sharepoint setup email

  1. For the subscription delivery method, select Deliver the report through email.
  2. Click Next.
  3. In the delivery options, enter information including the SharePoint email address.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the recurring schedule for the report, and complete the setup.
  6. The subscription generates a new report and emails it to SharePoint for publication.

UNC Share Integration to SharePoint

By default, you can access SharePoint document libraries through a UNC share, assuming the system is properly set up. An important consideration for shares is their visibility. For an additional layer of security, you may want to create shares to be hidden by suffixing the share name with a $.

For more information, please see Connecting Web Sites to UNC Network Shares.

Sharepoint setup

  1. For the subscription delivery method, select Deliver the report to a shared folder.
  2. Click Next.
  3. In the delivery options, enter information including the report title, UNC address, file format for the report, credentials, and overwrite options.
  4. Click Test Access to verify that files can be copied to the UNC share with the given settings.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the recurring schedule for the report, and complete the setup.
  7. The subscription automatically writes the report to SharePoint for publication.