This article explains the prerequisites for the SharePoint On-Premises to SharePoint Online migration.


These are the inputs needed for SharePoint On-Premises to SharePoint Online migration :

  • In source :
    • an admin/password credential to access the source site collections
    • the admin port to access the SharePoint On-Premises central administration
  • In target :
    • an admin/password credential to access the target site collections that is administrator for the entire target SharePoint
  • a user mapping table: a mapping between users from the SharePoint source to the SharePoint target
  • a group mapping table: a mapping of the SharePoint source Security Groups to the Sharepoint target Security Groups

See this article to upload the user mapping table
See this article to upload the group mapping table

Prepare your migration

In order to migrate with best practice, prepare your tenants as follows:

  • Create all the target site collections where you want to migrate your SharePoint Online source site to.
  • The Cloudiway SharePoint site migration tool migrates from a source configuration to the same exact target configuration.

Please check that these following settings are in both the source and target:

  • Site template
  • Working language
  • Time zone
  • Site collection name
  • Give the target administrator the rights to access to all the SharePoint target site collections
  • Create the source and target connector in Cloudiway
  • Prepare the mapping user table in CSV format

To check the version of your SharePoint, please follow up the article here.

NOTICE: Cloudiway supports only following versions: SharePoint 2013 On-premises and SharePoint 2016 On-premises.