SharePoint 2010 Site for external and internal users


  • Hi All,

    How to create SharePoint 2010 site for external and internal users.

    Internal users (within organization means active directory users).

    External users (not related to active directory users - outside the organization act as internet site with username and password)

    I want to create login name,password and forgot password for extenal users

    Thanks for advance.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:19 PM



    While creating your web application in SharePoint ,keeping authentication mode as Windows will setup Active directory users(internal users).For external user ,extend the web application and use claim based authentication ( form based authentication ).This way you can setup External users (not related to active directory users).To set form based authentication visit the link

    Configuring claims and forms based authentication for use with a SQL provider in SharePoint 2010

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    • Proposed as answer by Alexandros IV Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, May 18, 2012 7:11 AM
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:38 PM