Exchange documents between intranet and extranet RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I have requirement to exchange documents form intranet site collection to certain users in extranet site (copy documents), also extranet user can upload documents for specific department in intranet site collection

    Can you please advise what is the Best practice to achieve such scenario


    Friday, April 12, 2013 9:55 AM


  • the "traditional" approach is to extend your intranet SharePoint web application into an extranet zone, which seperate authentication provider. The problem with this approach is that administrator's carelessness can cause intranet information leakage, for example, if the administrator assign permisssion to all authenticated users for information on intranet user can read.

    it's not to say that this approach does not work. If information owner (and administrator) understand the SharePoint permission system well and work with care, it works even with only one authentication provider, you don't even need to extend the web application to a seperate extranet zone.

    if extranet user only needs to upload documents, you can have an App installed with only this specific function http://dannyjessee.com/blog/index.php/2013/02/using-jsom-to-write-small-files-to-a-sharepoint-2013-document-library/. Since extranet user only have permission to visit the App domain for some specialized function, chance for information leakage due to incorrected permission configuration is lowered.

    • Edited by GuYuming Monday, April 15, 2013 3:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Friday, April 19, 2013 3:55 AM
    Monday, April 15, 2013 3:26 AM