Word cannot register your account. The provider where you are trying to publish is unavailable. Contact your provider for assistance.

Problem:
Tried publishing a blog post to SharePoint blog from Microsoft Word 2013 from “File >> Share >> Publish to Blog”. While registering a new SharePoint blogging account, got this error message “Word cannot register your account. The provider where you are trying to publish is unavailable. Contact your provider for assistance.” Word cannot register your account.

Solution:

Go to SharePoint 2013 Central Administration >> Manage Web Applications >>Web Application General Settings >> Set the option for “Allow user name and password from the API” to Yes.

publish sharepoint blog post from Microsoft Word

Another cause and solution:
If your current logged in Windows user account isn’t the same as your SharePoint account, You may get this error! Set your Internet Explorer’s settings to prompt user name and password. Delete your cookies and try again. You should get this “Account registration successful” message.
account registration successful

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

5 thoughts on “Word cannot register your account. The provider where you are trying to publish is unavailable. Contact your provider for assistance.

  • June 19, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    I am also facing problem with blogger. Plz help.

    Reply
  • February 15, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    I am getting this error with blogger.. can u help

    Reply
  • October 2, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Your solution is not clear. And you’re not telling us what is the problem…
    It would be nice if you show the picture of those methods

    Reply
  • July 22, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Where is SharePoint 2013 Central Administration ? Pls tell step by step.. from where can I find it? thanks!

    Reply
    • July 22, 2015 at 10:50 AM

      Well, SharePoint 2013 Central administration will be hosted in one of your SharePoint Server. You got to Login and find out!

      Reply

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