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Automate Configuration of Site and System Master Pages

Question asked by duane on Jul 1, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2016 by



The question posed is as follows: Is it possible to Automate the Site configuration of Site and System Master Pages in the O365 online environment using workflow, a web service or a combination of workflow/web service or any other way??

1. Go to Site Settings

2. Look and Feel->Master Pages

3. Specify Site Master Page and Specify System Master Page (select from drop down)


The use case for the above requirement is as follows. We have a parent site with many project sub sites that are automatically created from a custom site template as projects are registered at the parent Site level. These project sub sites are created by the Nintex workflow which uses the action Office 365 create site. It would seem

that it would be standard for someone to want to automate the configuration of settings that can only be configured after a feature such as SharePoint Server Publishing has been enabled. SharePoint Server Publishing is not enabled in the template.


The requirement is to automate the configuration of the Site and System master pages.


I have done some reading/research but I don't have a clear answer for this this requirement in the O365 context.


Firstly is it possible to do? If so, how can one go about implementing this solution.


Looking forward to the discussions/comments.