locked
Publish basic http://www.xyz.com (sharepoint) address with UAG 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to use UAG 2010 to publish a sharepoint site with a public URL of www.xyz.com? I would like the UAG to handle the authentication and endpoint health check but after that take me directly to www.xyz.com which would be the sharepoint home page and not the portal.

    I am new to publishing using the UAG and there seems to be a requirement of parent domain names and AAM in sharepoint. Is it not possible to publish sharepoint and have the UAG provide the authentication as was the case in ISA server?

    Thanks,

    Chris

    Monday, November 22, 2010 10:26 PM

Answers

  • It is a UAG requirement...I assume it is needed so that a single domain-level cookie can then be used across all SharePoint applications in the same UAG trunk. I could be wrong though ;)

    There is a similar scenario for TMG when using its SSO feature.

    Cheers

    JJ


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.uk and http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    • Marked as answer by Erez Benari Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:52 PM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 2:59 PM

All replies

  • Yep, this is exactly how the SharePoint 2007/2010 application templates work.

    You will need to define a portal public name (like portal.xzy.com from your example) which is different to the SharePoint public name yet with the same parent domain, but this could be a fake name if you are not using the portal for other applications.

    When accessing the SharePoint public name you will prompted for auth by UAG and then you will see SharePoint as a directly published application outside of the portal...

    Cheers

    JJ


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.uk and http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    Monday, November 22, 2010 10:56 PM
  • Right but can my sharepoint public name in the application be listesd as httpx://www.xyz.co.. or must it be contiguous with the trunk parent domain name and be something like sp.xyz.com?

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 12:36 PM
  • It needs to share the same parent domain, as I said above.

    Trunk = trunk.contoso.com

    SharePoint = <anything>.contoso.com

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd903064.aspx#AboutPublicHostNames

    Cheers

    JJ

     


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.uk and http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:48 PM
  • As Jason says it has to follow the domain naming of the trunk.

    So trunkportal.johndom.com for the UAG portal

    then, sharepointsite.johndom.com for sharepoint (or other apps for that matter).

    When you go through the wizard to create an app - you have to specify a public name (step 5) the public name is forced to use the domain suffix, you can't change it.

    John

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:52 PM
  • Ok, thats what I thought. I just wanted to clarify and make sure I was reading things correctly before having a discussion with our development group. Can someone provide some more detail around that requirement? Seems alot different from my ISA publishing methods and would love to know the reasoning. Is it a sharepoint requirement or UAG requirement?

    Thanks again for the help.

    Chris

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:50 PM
  • It is a UAG requirement...I assume it is needed so that a single domain-level cookie can then be used across all SharePoint applications in the same UAG trunk. I could be wrong though ;)

    There is a similar scenario for TMG when using its SSO feature.

    Cheers

    JJ


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.uk and http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    • Marked as answer by Erez Benari Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:52 PM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 2:59 PM