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  Asked By: Dane    Date: May 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1151

Is it required for a user to have a Windows domain account to access
SPS and WSS?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jermaine Schmidt     Answered On: May 03

Not if you enable anonymous access. See the "Managing Anonymous Access Settings" section of the Administrator's Guide for the full info on how to do this.

Answer #2    Answered By: Tyrone Meyer     Answered On: May 03

SharePoint user accounts  are required  since customization is part of
the requirements. Can I create SharePoint users using any unique
userid instead of windows domain  accounts?

I am having this problem because an internal SSO authentication has
to be used. If I can register my SSO userid as SharePoint user, then
it will be very easy to support customization and personalization.

Answer #3    Answered By: Dean Neal     Answered On: May 03

SharePoint depends on the users being authenticated by either Windows NT
or Active Directory. SharePoint only does authorization, not
authentication. The SSO is a one-way process, meaning that the user  is
authenticated by NT or AD, but not by an application with is then ported
to SPS.

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