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Authenticating non-windows clients

  Asked By: Deandre    Date: Apr 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1539

First post by the way to the list!

My question is that we have several work stations that are Linux and
Mac OS X which need access to Sharepoint. How do you set Sharepoint
up to allow for these users?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Felipe Osborne     Answered On: Apr 19

Check out the HTML Viewer feature in SharePoint if these operating
systems don't have Office 2000 or later. Also, I believe the web folder
client is there only in the MS OS, so the MAC and/or Linux may have
trouble with the functions expected from the web folder client. FYI.

Answer #2    Answered By: Steve Fernandez     Answered On: Apr 19

What about getting general access to the site though? Right now they
get an error page stating they are not authenticated.

Answer #3    Answered By: Travis Turner     Answered On: Apr 19

We did some testing here with our MAC users and found that IE for the MAC does
not work properly with SharePoint. Following our testing, Microsoft tech support
was going to make a suggestion to remove the wording that states SharePoint
supports IE for MAC OS X. What we did find that worked pretty nicely was the
open source FireFox browser. We had trouble with NT authentication when testing
with Netscape and Safari browsers.

Answer #4    Answered By: Noah Carr     Answered On: Apr 19

I believe so. It was the only browser with the exception of IE that would allow
us to do NT authentication.

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