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User authentication using Digital Certificate

    Question

  • Hi,

    The SharePoint portal I'm working on has been configured to work with both forms based authentication and windows authentication, but the portal owner wants that every user uses a Digital Certificate so the portal will know that the user really is who he is saying that he is.

    Is it possible? How it works? How can I do this?


    Thanks.

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    Monday, January 04, 2010 6:38 PM

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  •  

    According to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262350.aspx , when you use Windows authentication in SharePoint, you can configure IIS to use client certificates:

     

    Authentication method

    Additional configuration

    Specialized roles

    Certificates

    1.    Select Windows authentication in Central Administration.

    2.    Configure IIS for certificate authentication.

    3.    Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

    4.    Obtain and configure certificates from a certification authority (CA).

    Windows Server 2003 administrator, to obtain and configure

     

    For detail about client certificate authentication and IIS, please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/?id=907274 .

    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 3:46 AM
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All replies

  • As far as I know, sharepoint doesnt support it.
    I LOVE MS
    Monday, January 04, 2010 9:13 PM
  • What if we define that computers must have a digital certificate installed to have their access granted? Is this possible?


    Thanks.

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    Tuesday, January 05, 2010 11:11 AM
  • Hi juliano,

    Please check this http://www.arx.com/about/PR/PR-Microsoft
    Best Regards, Ammar MCT
    Tuesday, January 05, 2010 11:27 AM
  • Hi, 

    Thanks for the link, but this is a lit bit different from what I really need. This solution will provide digital signature to documents, but I need to provide digital certificates to users or client computers.

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    Tuesday, January 05, 2010 11:35 AM
  •  

    According to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262350.aspx , when you use Windows authentication in SharePoint, you can configure IIS to use client certificates:

     

    Authentication method

    Additional configuration

    Specialized roles

    Certificates

    1.    Select Windows authentication in Central Administration.

    2.    Configure IIS for certificate authentication.

    3.    Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

    4.    Obtain and configure certificates from a certification authority (CA).

    Windows Server 2003 administrator, to obtain and configure

     

    For detail about client certificate authentication and IIS, please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/?id=907274 .

    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 3:46 AM
    Moderator