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MOSS 2007: Authenticating with internal and external users

  Asked By: Gaurang    Date: Aug 05    Category: MOSS    Views: 1227

I'm developing a project in MOSS 2007 that's a conversion from an
existing site to SharePoint. Approximately 1/2 of the users will
already be authentication via Active Directory when they go to the
site, thus SharePoint should just take them right in. The other 1/2
are external users that should be prompted for a username / password
before entering the site. The username/password combinations would be
validated against a simple SQL Server table (maybe use Single Sign-on?).

The one suggestion I've seen so far is to extend a new web application
from the current one (the authenticated one) and change the
authentication mechanism of the new application.




2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kylie Gill     Answered On: Aug 05

Sounds like a good project. I would recommend the procedure
you outlined. Extend the existing web application and then reconfigure this
one for a custom authentication provider. You can use either, SQL Auth, LDAP
Auth or AD Auth for this. You could if you wanted create a child domain and
route all external  authentication to that. There are many different ways of
doing this but the process is still the same. There are quite a few blog
posts about this now so best bet is take a read. I have a posted about topic
and also about how to write your own custom SQL authentication provider.
Maybe something like this may help. Anyway hope my ramblings might be

Answer #2    Answered By: Brianna Olson     Answered On: Aug 05

You post:

...is exactly what I was looking for.

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