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SPS 2003 Top level Site Access to External users

  Asked By: Dejuan    Date: Jun 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 1006

In SPS 2003 Portal I have Top level site say
Http://abc/sites/IT.aspx<http://abc/sites/IT.aspx>

I want to give access of this site to non domain users i.e external user .

Is there any way to do this. so atleast they can access home page of this
site. by typing URL
anonymous access is there but it is applicable to whole portal,.

is there any solution for this.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Shelley Reese     Answered On: Jun 22

If anonymous access  isn't acceptable to you, your best best would be
to upgrade to MOSS 2007 (or just WSSv3). MOSS supports forms based
authentication (FBA). SPS does as well, however it takes significant
effort to get it configured properly (I've never done it myself, I've
just heard horror stories). If you setup FBA, you could grant your
external users  that are stored, say in a SQL database, access to any
site within the web application that FBA is configured on. It's
pretty painless to setup in SharePoint v3.

 
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