Windows 8 Live Storage Endpoints Revealed

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JustinAngel

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hi folks,

Looking into the Windows 8 registry searching for loose endpoints I came across the Live Passport storage endpoints. These are most likely the endpoints used by both the Windows 8 start screen, Windows 8 control panel, Immersive browser and All Windows 8 apps and everything that's user cloud storage based.

1) All endpoints: [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-<redacted>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Live\Roaming\PolicyDocument\PolicyValues]
"WindowsSettingsURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections"
"UserTileSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile?NotificationSubscriptions"
"RegisterCollectionInterestURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections?CollectionInterest"
"DeviceTrustChangeSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices?NotificationSubscriptions"
"PostUserTileURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile"
"GetUserTileURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile/profilephoto"
"DeviceCountURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections?CollectionInterest.Count"
"WindowsSettingsSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections?NotificationSubscriptions"
"DeviceCountSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices?NotificationSubscriptions"

How to use these endpoints?
Make sure you're logged into http://Live.com and the endpoints come to life.

2) PostUserTileURI, User Details - Presumably used for the Windows 8 Start Menu.
Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile will provide you with general details XML on Live users, such as name and last status.

3) GetUserTileURI, User photo
Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile/profilephoto will start downloading the user image.

4) DeviceCountSubscriptionURI, all installed apps and potential saved settings
Visiting https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices will provide you with a list of all devices associated to that account. Visiting https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices/{Items.Document.RelationshipName} will contain an XML file listing out all possible setting containers. Such as Apps, Windows 8 settings, browser settings, etc.

5) The motherload, WindowsSettingsURI: All user settings containers
Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections will provide you with a list of "folders" in the user settings.
Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections/{Folder.RelationshipName} will provide a list of documents in each folder.
Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections/{Folder.RelationshipName}/{Document.RelationshipName} will download a local settings document. However the document is either encrypted or encoded and I haven't figured out how to switch it back into clear text. yet.

Feel free to explore all endpoints or to better interpret the endpoints I've shared here.

Sincerely,
-- Justin Angel
 
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    hi folks,

    Looking into the Windows 8 registry searching for loose endpoints I came across the Live Passport storage endpoints. These are most likely the endpoints used by both the Windows 8 start screen, Windows 8 control panel, Immersive browser and All Windows 8 apps and everything that's user cloud storage based.

    1) All endpoints: [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-<redacted>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Live\Roaming\PolicyDocument\PolicyValues]
    "WindowsSettingsURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections"
    "UserTileSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile?NotificationSubscriptions"
    "RegisterCollectionInterestURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections?CollectionInterest"
    "DeviceTrustChangeSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices?NotificationSubscriptions"
    "PostUserTileURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile"
    "GetUserTileURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile/profilephoto"
    "DeviceCountURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections?CollectionInterest.Count"
    "WindowsSettingsSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections?NotificationSubscriptions"
    "DeviceCountSubscriptionURI"="https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices?NotificationSubscriptions"

    How to use these endpoints?
    Make sure you're logged into http://Live.com and the endpoints come to life.

    2) PostUserTileURI, User Details - Presumably used for the Windows 8 Start Menu.
    Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile will provide you with general details XML on Live users, such as name and last status.

    3) GetUserTileURI, User photo
    Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/myprofile/expressionprofile/profilephoto will start downloading the user image.

    4) DeviceCountSubscriptionURI, all installed apps and potential saved settings
    Visiting https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices will provide you with a list of all devices associated to that account. Visiting https://sn2.settings.live.net/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections_devices/{Items.Document.RelationshipName} will contain an XML file listing out all possible setting containers. Such as Apps, Windows 8 settings, browser settings, etc.

    5) The motherload, WindowsSettingsURI: All user settings containers
    Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections will provide you with a list of "folders" in the user settings.
    Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections/{Folder.RelationshipName} will provide a list of documents in each folder.
    Visiting https://sn2.storage.msn.com/mydata/windows/settingunitcollections/{Folder.RelationshipName}/{Document.RelationshipName} will download a local settings document. However the document is either encrypted or encoded and I haven't figured out how to switch it back into clear text. yet.

    Feel free to explore all endpoints or to better interpret the endpoints I've shared here.

    Sincerely,
    -- Justin Angel
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