Microsoft OneDrive

Last updated on April 24, 2019.

This page describes how to use our new OneDrive connector. The File Fabric's previously offered “OneDrive (free)” and “OneDrive for Business” connectors are no longer supported and have been replaced with a single Connector called 'OneDrive'. For information please refer to our advisory.

Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft as part of its suite of Office Online services

The File Fabric has a connector that works with Microsoft OneDrive service. This connector supports a variety of different account types including:

  • OneDrive free accounts
  • OneDrive for Business accounts

You may notice that two OneDrive providers exist, “OneDrive” and “OneDrive for Business”. Customers adding their OneDrive accounts are today encourged to use the “OneDrive” connector, regardless of your OneDrive account type. This connector is the primary connector and the “OneDrive for Business” connector will be phased out over time.

Rate Limiting

OneDrive may limit the rate at which it processes requests. This page: File Fabric Handling of Rate-Limiting Storage Providers explains how the File Fabric responds to rate limiting.

Connecting your OneDrive account

To connect your OneDrive account to your File Fabric account, navigate to your Dashboard, and select Add new provider.

Ensure that you select the OneDrive provider, and then click Add provider.

On the following screen, you should first provide a name for the provider. This name will be used as the title of the folder your OneDrive files will be contained under the File Fabric.

Once you selected a name, click the Authorize OneDrive access button to sign in to your OneDrive account.

You will be taken to a screen like the following.

From here, you should enter your OneDrive credentials to complete the sign-in process.

Please note: If you have problems connecting your OneDrive account, you may need to check with your OneDrive administrator whether third-party applications are permitted.

Once you have completed the sign-in process, your OneDrive will be added to your account, and your Provider Settings will look like the following:

You will now be able to navigate to the File Manager, and begin using your OneDrive storage.

Notes and advisories

  • The “OneDrive for Business” and previously “OneDrive (free)” connectors had file size limitations. The new “OneDrive” connector does not have any file size limitations, except for those imposed by the OneDrive service (which could change).
  • Filenames containing a single quote “ ' ” followed by an underscore “ _ ”, or two single quotes cannot be downloaded due to a restriction in OneDrive's API. Other file operations on these file types can be performed, such as renaming the file.