How does one validate that SharePoint 2013 has CSOM enabled?

Topics: Help / Support
Sep 27, 2015 at 4:39 PM
I am not a developer, and I just want to use the TaxonomyToolkit. How does one validate that CSOM is enabled on the SharePoint (2013, Office365, Online) server?
Sep 28, 2015 at 5:37 AM
For sites hosted by Office 365, the Client Object Model (CSOM) service should already be accessible by any user who has permissions to your site. For an on-prem server, it is enabled by default, but there are ways that your administrator could restrict access, e.g. via SPClientCallableSettings.

To check whether CSOM is working as a non-developer, you could try using a product feature that relies on it. For example, I believe the Term Store Management Tool uses CSOM internally for the "Navigation" tab. If you can click on a Managed Navigation term set, and are able to save a change on the "Navigation" tab, that's a good sign that your CSOM service doesn't have any problems.