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Intra SharePoint RSS feed reader suggestions?

  Asked By: Rusty    Date: May 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1907

we want to use RSS feeds within our SharePoint intranet
environment (i.e. to receive feeds from SharePoint lists and libraries)
but we use NTLM and can't switch to Kerberos. Can anyone suggest a
third-party developed reader that we can use for this? Something that we
could add to our SharePoint environment would be best, but we would also
consider a desktop client that participates in our authentication
security model (authenticating against AD accounts). I'm aware of the
CodePlex project reader (http://www.codeplex.com/FeedReader) but can't
tell if it works with NTLM security. Has anyone used it?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Fidel Crane     Answered On: May 23

Sorry, forgot to mention that we're running MOSS / Office 2003 with
no plans to upgrade to Office 2007 any time soon.

Answer #2    Answered By: Akshara Sanghavi     Answered On: May 23

Your version of Office is fairly irrelevant - the issue at hand is that
the rss  feeds on an NTLM secured site require whatever accesses the feed
to send NTLM permissions. In the case of a standalone feed  reader, this
is a requirement, but not an incredibly difficult one as long as you
don't have a firewall, etc in the middle that doesn't support NTLM. The
issue with the RSS web part is that the web part is a server control,
meaning the server is actually making the request of the RSS feed. This
means authentication falls under the "double-hop" scenario - the browser
client authenticates with the SP web server for the web part, then the
web part must authenticate with the SP list. Kerberos includes
provisions for making these sorts of requests secure, NTLM does not.

The feedreader web part you list does support NTLM, though I've not dug
into exactly how they are doing it, so I can't comment on how
secure/insecure it might be.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aishwarya Dixit     Answered On: May 23

I only mentioned Office because Outlook 2007 comes with
an RSS reader  that works  nicely with MOSS content. I'm not too
concerned about security  as long as the reader we use sits behind the
firewall and it respects SharePoint security settings.

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