The ShareGate migration tool is a client-side tool that interacts between your source and destination environments.
Whether you are on-premises or online; are performing a content or structure migration; or have installed the server extension or consented the Azure ShareGate migration app, your information remains confidential.
- Who has access to the ShareGate migration tool?
- How can I remove access to the ShareGate migration tool?
Who has access to the ShareGate migration tool?
When setting up the migration tool
The ShareGate migration tool never puts your data in contact with our sites or our servers. Since it is installed locally on your machine, the only communications are between your source and destination SharePoint sites. Your IT department can decide who should have the access that is needed to set up ShareGate.
- License activations - Your ShareGate subscription has one license key and can have 1-, 5-, or 25- license activations for the migration tool. A license activation represents 1 use of your license key by either a specific user on a specific workstation. You can view and manage your licenses from Settings. For more information, see License activations.
- Server extension - To improve performance, it is recommended to install the server extension on the on-premises SharePoint servers you use with the ShareGate migration tool. Like any web service, it is executed by an authorized user in the ShareGate migration tool. For more information, see Security considerations for the server extension.
- Azure ShareGate migration app - The Azure ShareGate migration app helps reduce throttling in Microsoft 365 and improves how the ShareGate migration tool can interact with Microsoft 365. Global administrators can consent the app within the ShareGate migration tool or through Microsoft. When consented, all SharePoint administrators will have access to the Office Graph for Microsoft 365 Group and Microsoft Teams creation. For more information, see What is the Azure ShareGate migration app?
When using the migration tool
The ShareGate migration tool impersonates you in order to connect to the environment and allow you to perform actions. Your network can identify this as an application performing actions and not you directly.
- Required permissions - To perform actions, the ShareGate migration tool requires users to have certain permissions at both the SharePoint source and destination. For full details on what permissions a user needs, see Administrative permissions.
- Connection - The ShareGate migration tool requires that you connect to your environment when you start a migration. When connecting with the Other user connection method, an encrypted version of your credentials is stored. For the other connection methods, ShareGate preserves the authentication cookies locally. The ShareGate migration tool will not save the credentials themselves. For more information, see Connect to SharePoint and Microsoft 365.
How can I remove access to the ShareGate migration tool?
Remove a license activation
You can remove a license activation in ShareGate Home so you can reactivate it for another user or on another machine.
For more information, see License activations.
Remove consent in Azure
You can remove the Azure ShareGate migration app and block consent at any time.
For more information, see How do I remove the Azure ShareGate migration app?