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SPS 2003 HTTPS & NTLM

  Asked By: Mitchell    Date: Jul 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 849

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Can you have a SPS2003 server use both https (externally - internet) and
NTLM (internally - intranet on AD domain)?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Jeremiah Wallace     Answered On: Jul 07

As long as you set add a server certificate, turn on SSL, and add an
Alternate Access Mapping for the HTTPS: address you should be able to
have both an internal NTLM address and an external HTTPS: address.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Tony Freeman     Answered On: Jul 07

https and NTLM aren't opposites. https  is a network protocol, NTLM is
an authentication protocol. To answer your question you can run NTLM
with https both internally and externally. You probably want to use
https with Basic Auth externally. For my WSS v2 installation I have
both NTLM and Basic Auth enabled, all over https. That way internal
users get the benefit of NTLM and external users quietly try NTLM, fail,
and then are prompted for Basic Auth credentials. Has worked fine for
us.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Danny Shaw     Answered On: Jul 07

Keep in mind that there are known issues with the NTLM -> fail -> Basic
solution that Todd is proposing when using the Office 2003/2007
integrations. There is a bug which causes the NTLM failure to block
attempting to authenticate using Basic regardless of the server
settings.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Benjamin Wright     Answered On: Jul 07

Yes you can do this.

I believe for this you will want to extend a new web application to
allow you to redirect a new URL to an existing Web application. This
does not create a site collection but lets you redirect to an existing
collection allowing you to utilize separate authentication methods
(including SSL). Configure the external URL (https://) to use basic
challenge/response and SSL and then redirect the request to your
existing Web application (http://) that hosts the Intranet.

 
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