Passing URL Parameters To The Microsoft Outlook Web Access 2007 Forms-Based Authentication Page
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A good question appeared in the Experts Exchange forum recently.
Someone was asking how you could directly go to the OWA 2007
hard-deleted items page within the Options page
(i.e. the one where you can recover messages from your Dumpster).
Sure, I answered.
You just go to
The OP went away to try it, but replied that the end
got chopped of the URL when they tried it.
Ah, I thought - they must have FBA enabled - FBA does that.
You have to go direct to the FBA logon page URL,
and you need to supply the final URL as an escaped parameter, like this:
In this form / is escaped to %2f, ? is escaped to %3f, and & is escaped to %26.
Note also that the firstname.lastname@example.org and servername parts
must be replaced with your own valid values.
I'm happy to say that it worked.