Disconnecting SpaceConnect - Microsoft O365

Sadly there are times when clients no longer want to use SpaceConnect.  This article covers how to remove the connections between SpaceConnect and your O365 environment.

When setting up SpaceConnect, clients will have granted permission for the application to use O365 AD for authenticating users, and also granted permission for sharing data with Exchange (so SpaceConnect can read/write to room calendars).  When permission is granted, SpaceConnect is registered as an Enterprise application under Azure Active Directory.  This is where applications are registered when they need to communicate with AD and use the AD Single Sign on functionality.


Step 1: Login to Azure Active Directory

Navigate to the AAD portal (currently at https://aad.portal.azure.com/).
You will need to login with administrator credentials.


Step 2: Select Entry

SpaceConnect may be listed twice:

  1. SpaceConnectNative - This is used by the mobile application
  2. SpaceConnectOnline - this is used by the web application

Select either of these to view the details, and then select "properties" from the left hand menu.


Step 3a: Disable SpaceConnect

When viewing the properties of "SpaceConnectOnline" or "SpaceConnectnative" you can choose to disable the feature rather than fully delete it.  Set "Enabled for users to sign-in" to "No".  This will prevent users from being able to access SpaceConnect but will not delete the connection.s


Step 3b: Delete SpaceConnect

Alternatively, to fully remove SpaceConnect, you can click on "Delete" from the top menu bar.  This will then show a confirmation dialog.  Click "Yes" and the link to SpaceConnect will be fully severed.

Remember to delete both entries for "SpaceConnectNative" and "SpaceConnectOnline".

If deleted by accident, a new connection can be established easily following the steps for new client setup. i.e. login to the spaceconnect admin portal as an administrator where you will be prompted to grant permissions.