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  Asked By: Kamal    Date: Aug 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1571

I had a requirement,
One toplevel site say http://site.com and some more 7-8 sites we can say
literally coming under this toplevel site. url for those sites are
http://site.IT.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://site.IT.com/
http://site.HR.com/ and so on...
Usually user enter into to the toplevel site and then they have a link to each
and every site they would forward to corresponding site by clicking a link.
Now problem is:
1. If I create a site for each site (link) in different ports I can give the
different url like above said and acheive the goal but the problem here is, I am
entering to the main site needs credential to enter and if click the link which
is logically an another site its again asking for credentials this is the case
for all the sites, each and every time its popping up for credentials. Please
help how to overcom this.
2. To overcome the above problem we can create a web application under that 9
sitecollections, I think this might avoid the credentials for each and every
link. But the problem here is how to set the URL as specific
http://site.IT.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://site.IT.com/ so & so .Since In DNS we can set an entry for an IPAddress
only not for each and every site collections.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Meaghan Webster     Answered On: Aug 18

Because of the way you are setting up your sites  you are creating a different
DNS domain space for each of them. This is causing the authentication prompt,
since the security settings in IE 6 and 7 are not using pass-through
authentication for sites that are in the Internet Zone. You could add each of
these URLs to the Local Intranet Zone but I'm not sure why you created your
structure in this fashion. I would highly recommend you look at creating your
sites below your top-level entry site  like this “ site.com, and then
site.com/IT, site.com/HR, site.com/Marketing etc. In this way you are using a
single a URL space, site.com, which will require only a single web  application.
Add this URL to the Local Intranet Zone in IE, (not Internet) and you should be

Answer #2    Answered By: Sunny Delacruz     Answered On: Aug 18

There is no way to accomplish what you want to do with way SharePoint is
designed out of the box. To support different URLs the way you have designed it
would require that these all be root site  collections in different Web
Applications. Whenever you have a different site collection you will need to

What you are trying to do is associate a vanity URL with a specific  site in
SharePoint. There is no way to do that within SharePoint. You could create
regular ASP.NET web sites  with the vanity URL that will redirect the user  to a
specific site in SharePoint. For example a site called http://site.IT.com that
automatically redirects the user to http://site.com/IT. But as soon as the
redirect happens the URL in the address bar will reflect the true URL and not
that vanity URL.

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