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  Asked By: Hiral    Date: Mar 30    Category: MOSS    Views: 916

I can't think my scenerio is that unique that someone here will not have the

I would like to use a Sharepoint Document Library as a back-end store for an
application that is used essentially anonymously on the Internet. This external
asp.net app will make web service calls to Sharepoint (using a service account)
to query documents in the library and then download them if requested. The
internal Sharepoint server is licensed as MOSS Standard. I have not been able
to locate specific wording with respect to using Sharepoint as a back-end store
for a publicly facing application.

Do you have knowledge you can share with me?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Julia Washington     Answered On: Mar 30

Since your public front end app  is essentially proxying/aggregating requests
from the internet, I would assume that you would need an internet  Connector
MOSS license  ($$).

Answer #2    Answered By: Shashwat Takle     Answered On: Mar 30

I'm not an expert on licensing (is anyone?) but I think that because you are
essentially exposing SharePoint to the internet  you will need to license
SharePoint for external use. I think that actual wording is SharePoint for
Internet. Runs around $30k.

I could be wrong and would recommend checking with the vendor that handles your
MS agreements.

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