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  • Hi,

    Little Background - we currently have MOSS running on a 3 server farm: Front-end, Index and SQL server. This setup is Intranet only. It is not opened for public and/or anonymous access. We can only access it from the domain.

    New Task - we are given a task to open up a site for public access so collboration can take place. e.g. sharepoint documents, contacts etc. This could be anonymous and/or some sort of authentication based access.

    1. Should I create a web application for public facing site? would it be on port 80? Currently our intranet is setup on port 80. So can you have 2 web apps on port 80?

    2. Should I create a new SSP for the new web application?

    Thanks,

    P

     

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:58 PM

Answers

  • Yes you can create another site on port 80 with host header.

    for that you have to create a host record entry in DNS and after that you have to extend an existing web application for the web application which you want to publish on internet.

    So for your default zone site you have one intranet site and one internet site.

    Now using ISA you have to publish your private IPs on which you have hosted SharePoint site to public IP.

    This way you can publish your Intranet site to Internet site (Public facing site)

    For more reference you can browse

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288609%28office.12%29.aspx

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/sharepointadmin/thread/8ac7dfbb-2d1b-4ba3-bd47-7550ba012077


    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant |
    • Edited by Pratik Vyas Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:06 PM addition
    • Marked as answer by Seven M Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:13 AM
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:04 PM
  • > New Task - we are given a task to open up a site for public access so

    Don't in that case forget that you will need new licenses per server connected to the Internet.

    2K (server INet connector) + 30K (MOSS Internet Connector)

     

    (Certainly 32K for the Front-End. I'm not sure if the Index server needs INet licences or not - check with a MS license specialist)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters

    • Marked as answer by Seven M Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:13 AM
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:06 PM
  • Hi pintu,

     

    I agree with Pratik Vyas’s suggestions.

    Here is another option without another application for you, I think.

    1.       Set AAM for your existing web application. (create a record entry in your DNS, and then use it to set the internet address in AAM)

    2.       Set the anonymous permission or other authentication for the existing web application. (if the authentication you want is not available to this web application since you cannot change claim/classic option, I think you have to use Pratik Vyas’s suggestions).

     

    Here is relevant post about anonymous access settings:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepoint2010setup/thread/5f0c09ac-7437-4866-99f2-1fb66c89e788

     

    And for publishing multiple web application on same port, here are some useful articles:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd857229.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd278116.aspx

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308163

     

    Hope it is helpful!

     

    Seven Ma

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    Seven
    • Marked as answer by Seven M Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:13 AM
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:00 AM

All replies

  • Yes you can create another site on port 80 with host header.

    for that you have to create a host record entry in DNS and after that you have to extend an existing web application for the web application which you want to publish on internet.

    So for your default zone site you have one intranet site and one internet site.

    Now using ISA you have to publish your private IPs on which you have hosted SharePoint site to public IP.

    This way you can publish your Intranet site to Internet site (Public facing site)

    For more reference you can browse

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288609%28office.12%29.aspx

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/sharepointadmin/thread/8ac7dfbb-2d1b-4ba3-bd47-7550ba012077


    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant |
    • Edited by Pratik Vyas Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:06 PM addition
    • Marked as answer by Seven M Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:13 AM
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:04 PM
  • > New Task - we are given a task to open up a site for public access so

    Don't in that case forget that you will need new licenses per server connected to the Internet.

    2K (server INet connector) + 30K (MOSS Internet Connector)

     

    (Certainly 32K for the Front-End. I'm not sure if the Index server needs INet licences or not - check with a MS license specialist)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters

    • Marked as answer by Seven M Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:13 AM
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:06 PM
  • Hi pintu,

     

    I agree with Pratik Vyas’s suggestions.

    Here is another option without another application for you, I think.

    1.       Set AAM for your existing web application. (create a record entry in your DNS, and then use it to set the internet address in AAM)

    2.       Set the anonymous permission or other authentication for the existing web application. (if the authentication you want is not available to this web application since you cannot change claim/classic option, I think you have to use Pratik Vyas’s suggestions).

     

    Here is relevant post about anonymous access settings:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepoint2010setup/thread/5f0c09ac-7437-4866-99f2-1fb66c89e788

     

    And for publishing multiple web application on same port, here are some useful articles:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd857229.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd278116.aspx

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308163

     

    Hope it is helpful!

     

    Seven Ma

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


    Seven
    • Marked as answer by Seven M Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:13 AM
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:00 AM
  • hello

    In terms of Sharepoint you should extend your existing intranet web application for public internet zone. You can make it in Central Administration> Application management > Create or extend web application (you should choose Extend option). During extending separate site will be created in IIS for your public zone. However both sites will work with the same content database (the will just represent different authentication zones for the same web application in terms of Sharepoint). Both sites can be running on port 80 as they will have different host headers (e.g. example.intra for intranet and example.com for internet).

    Also you will need to setup authentication providers for both zones. You should leave existing intranet zone as is (i.e. it should still use NTLM authentication), but for newly created site you should use FBA authentication. It can be configured in Central Administration > Application management > Authentication providers. Before to do that you should decide where you want to store your users (e.g. in aspnet_db database or in AD, which also can be used for FBA users). There is a lot of information in internet on how to configure FBA in Sharepoint and how to configure anonymous access for Sharepoint sites .

    About SSP - no, you don't need to do that (of course if you don't have any particular requirements).

    I think this information will be enough for your to start working.


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    Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:52 AM
  • Hi Pintu,

     

    Would you please let us know where you are about your doubt?

    If you need further assistance, please feel free to let us know.

     

    Have a nice day!

     

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    Seven
    Monday, December 20, 2010 1:28 AM