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  Asked By: Stevie    Date: Aug 20    Category: MOSS    Views: 2000

A new intranet site is in the works at our company using MOSS 2007
and I have been charged with finding a solution to company employees
who are not yet a part of our domain, logging into our new intranet.

A little background:

The current system of requiring domain logon for all content delivery
works very well with established sites that have local domain
controller. However, it is problematic when new or acquired sites
need access to basic Intranet content. When a site joins our
company, or a new site begins, the first thing we do is establish
network connectivity (or at least VPN access). While these folks
have connectivity to the company, they are not able to access public
content because they are not logged in to the company domain. While
there are workarounds in cases where domain credentials have been
created, it involves cumbersome processes (e.g. logging on each time
content is accessed, configuring cookies, etc.). In many cases
months transpire between the time the company network connectivity is
established and the capability to access Intranet content is in place.

In the new intranet, is there any possibility of having alluser
content delivered without the requirement for domain credentials?
This would ensure access to alluser Intranet content the moment
network connectivity is established.

Does anyone know if this is possible?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Aug 20

SharePoint 2007 fully supports ASP.NET 2.0 authentication. That means
that you can use a variety of Authentication mechanisms for users to
access your content. Perhaps the simplest and most straight forward is
to extend your current Intranet to another Web Application and change
the Authentication for that Web App Zone to support ASP.NET SQL
authentication. Then user accounts are simply stored in an SQL
database. You can even edit the LOGIN.ASPX page to add a standard user
registration wizard control that will let users create their own account
when first logging in. You can even have the account created fully
approved or inactive (requiring review before they can use it.)

The other option would be to extend your current Intranet to a new Web
App Zone and turn on Anonymous Access in SharePoint. But I'm assuming
you want users to authenticate, just not require Active Directory.

Answer #2    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Aug 20

i have done in the same way here paul like here paul has mentioned
but for me creation of new webapplication is working but i am not
able to view the newly created webapplication and also for the
current web application i cannot extend it in the default zone.
please help me on this issue

Answer #3    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Aug 20

After you switched the Authentication provider for the new Web
Application zone to Forms did you make sure to either add someone from
the new authentication provider as a site collection admin or give them
Full Control through a Web Application Policy? If you don't do that the
Login page would show up, but you wouldn't be able to login.

Please provide a bit more info on your problem and I will try to help.

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