How to make window based site accessible from outside
Hi, We are using MOSS 2007. We have created window based site and extended it to use SQL-Form based Authentication so that users can access it from outside. Now we have a requirement to use the Active Directory Authentication and test the application from outside. Our Alternate Access Mapping settings are as below: Internal URL Zone Public URL for Zone http://server01 Default http://server01 http://server01:12345 Intranet http://server01:12345 https://test.domain.com Extranet https://test.domain.com FYI..... http://server01 is SQL-FBA internal url and http://server01:12345 is a window based internal url. while https://test.domain.com is an external SQL-FBA site. I spoke with our network admin for making window based site accessible from outside and he said I need to add one more valid url in the AAM. so he can add that url in the ISA server and make it accessible from outside. If that new url would be https://test-ad.domain.com then where should I add this url in the AAM? I would appreciate any help on this. Thanks, Patav.
October 13th, 2010 6:37pm

In the AAM, you can add upto 5 different Urls. Though each one has been given a name such as default, intranet, extranet , internet and custom, it does not matter which one you use to enter your url. Make sure the url u have entered here has a dns entry for it be accessed outside the network. Thanks V V
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October 13th, 2010 10:32pm

you still have 2 zones left: internet and custom here is good article(3 parts) which help you understand the concept of AAM zones: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2007/03/06/what-every-sharepoint-administrator-needs-to-know-about-alternate-access-mappings-part-1.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2007/04/18/what-every-sharepoint-administrator-needs-to-know-about-alternate-access-mappings-part-2-of-3.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2007/04/18/what-every-sharepoint-administrator-needs-to-know-about-alternate-access-mappings-part-3-of-3.aspx hope this help thanks -wsSharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
October 13th, 2010 10:41pm

Hi Thank you both of you for your reply. I have added new url (i.e. https://test-ad.domain.com) to the Internet zone. Now my Alternate Access Mappings settings is as below: Internal URL Zone Public URL for Zone http://server01 Default http://server01 http://server01:12345 Intranet http://server01:12345 https://test.domain.com Extranet https://test.domain.com https://test-ad.citi-us.com Internet https://test-ad.citi-us.com our network admin also made necessary changes at ISA server and asked me to test the new url from outside. when I browse the new url, it is giving me SQL-form based Authentication login page. and I am able to login using form-based credentials. It is the same site as (https://test.domain.com). But my requirement is to test the site using Window Authentication. so can you please advise me on this and let me know the changes to make windows site accessible from outside. Thanks, Patav.
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October 15th, 2010 4:29pm

Hi, its seems to me that your site is configured as Form based Authentication. can you check your site's Authentication Providers Central Administration > Application Management > Authentication Providers and from here you select the your web application. it will list all your 4 entries and then check which authentication method is selected for the (https://test.domain.com)? you make sure your that site should be configured as windows. hope this help thanks -wsSharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
October 15th, 2010 4:39pm

Thanks for ur reply. I just checked "Authentication Providers" settings for my web application and it is showing me only 2 entries as below: Zone Membership provider Name Default Windows Extranet FBA_AspNetSqlMembershipProvider Please suggest. Thanks, Patav.
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October 15th, 2010 6:18pm

see here is the problem, for extranet site you configured it as Form Based authentication, you should change it to windows. But your question why not you see all the entries on that page, i am not sure why you are not seeing it. thanks -wsSharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
October 15th, 2010 6:24pm

But if I changed it to windows then my extranet site (SQL-Form based site) will not work. I can not do that because our end users are using this site for testing. Do you have any other alternative to achieve this. FYI....I have not created any additional url at sharepoint level to map with window based site. I have only added it (i.e. https://test-ad.citi-us.com) to Alternate Access Mappings settings. Thanks, Patav.
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October 15th, 2010 6:31pm

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