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Dual Authentication and the Explorer view

  Asked By: Brittanie    Date: Feb 15    Category: MOSS    Views: 1229

I have a MOSS site set up with dual authentication. AD users log in
using share.ourserver.com and external users (clients and vendors) use
form based authentication at extra.ourserver.com. Here's the problem;
any of our form based authentication users cannot use the "Open with
Windows Explorer" option in a document library. Is there a way to
enable this option for those users? (We are going to be uploading
AutoCAD files with xref's in them so it may become a "necessity.")



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Amar Kumbar     Answered On: Feb 15

That option  requires a Windows Identity on the SharePoint server. FBA
users normally don't have a Windows Identity since they aren't
authenticated against AD or the LOCAL security database. To make it
available you will need to find a way to map their FBA identity against
some AD account and then turn on the Client Integration checkbox in
Authentication Providers.

Answer #2    Answered By: Marc Dixon     Answered On: Feb 15

Well, that was kind of our idea of using the FBA feature as then we wouldn't
have to add those users  to the AD. It allows us to manage our external  and
internal clients  separately. If we map our FBA users to our AD, couldn't we
just as well add them to our AD? (This presents a moderate security risk for
us.) Is there at least a way to remove the feature, from only our FBA users?

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