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  Asked By: Sheldon    Date: Mar 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3108

I need to deploy Sharepoint across our WAN to users who are in another
domain. As yet, we do not have a trusted domain relationship with them.

I have three questions:

1) Will all users on the other domain will be able to browse Sharepoint as
long as we allow anonymous access?

2) If we give authors and coordinators accounts on our domain, then will
the document and portal management features work properly? I assume they
would have to authenticate to the network for it to work - and have the SP

3) Can I add a network place for a user whose computer is not in our domain
but who has a domain account?

I am obviously a developer, not a domain/network/server admin.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Akshara Sanghavi     Answered On: Mar 29

1) Yes. But make sure everyone is still as reader in all the areas
you want them to get to. This is the default, though best practices
say to pull this out.

2) They'd need to login from the domain  (or a trusted  one) the SP
server is on to have Integrated Auth work. A better option might be
to setup accounts  on the SP domain and use Basic Auth.

3) If you set it up to a basic Auth site, no problem.

Remember that you can only have Integrated or Basic, not both, on a
SP website. A good primer on how to setup other sites is in MS
Extranet WhitePaper. Find it here


Answer #2    Answered By: Aishwarya Dixit     Answered On: Mar 29

I would add  to the answer on #3 that if you do use Basic authentication,
have it travel via SSL -- otherwise everyone's username and password
will be traveling all over the internet "in the clear" (readable by

Answer #3    Answered By: Indrajeet Patil     Answered On: Mar 29

Agreed, but that is suggested in the white paper. But IMHO,
actual "sniff" attacks are rare. If the traffic is on a LAN,
encryption is probably not justified. You need to guard the
endpoints MUCH more than the transmission. Over the 'net, encrypt.

Answer #4    Answered By: Xavier Hopkins     Answered On: Mar 29

I would like to add  a twist to this.
1. Can I replicate SPS across domains  in a bidirectional way( as in a the
master copy resides in loaction "A" and that replicates itself with Locations
"B", "C","D", "E","F". and then what ever changes happen on the other locatiosn
get replicated across each location's.
2. Can they be working in their own domains "Individual spaces".
I would appreciate ad thatk all for respnding to my queries.

Answer #5    Answered By: Viviana Rollins     Answered On: Mar 29

as far as my knowledge goes this is not possible. may be you can have multiple
workspaces in diff location, and have one index server indexing content from all
these server(workspace).

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