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  • Question

  • Would like to provide access to our SharePoint Intranet to select group of end users.  Does SharePoint 2010 provide an OOBE solution for this scenario?  If not-can you suggest 3rd party tool(s)?

    Thank you for your time and asssistance.

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi Twisdt52,

    SharePoint has the capabilities to allow external users access (Extranet). Check the following resources for details:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh204611

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjpMqd3pbM0

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/4c1ee9f3-a096-4475-8dac-45589c7fd035 (this one is for SP 2007 but has good articles)

    Hope this helps!


    BlueSky2010
    Please help and appreciate others by using forum features: "Propose As Answer", "Vote As Helpful" and "Mark As Answer"

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:49 PM
  • SharePoint supports this out of the box.  However, you may have to tweak a few things.  Start by opening up a firewall hole on your main firewall and the local Windows WFE if need be (assuming you don't already allow incoming port 80, or whatever port your intranet is on.  You may also need to look at your DNS entries, host header, and alternate access mappings.  But start with a firewall rule and see if it works (even if only via IP address rather than friendly name).

    You'll also need to think about authentication.  Are you syncing from AD?  In which case, anyone in AD should be able to log in from outside as well as inside.  Which may not be what you want.  One option might be to use firewall rules on the WFE to control which locations those users can connect from.

    Rob Schifreen
    University of Brighton, UK


    Rob Schifreen SharePoint 2010 Admin University of Brighton, UK

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:51 PM

All replies

  • Hi Twisdt52,

    SharePoint has the capabilities to allow external users access (Extranet). Check the following resources for details:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh204611

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjpMqd3pbM0

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/4c1ee9f3-a096-4475-8dac-45589c7fd035 (this one is for SP 2007 but has good articles)

    Hope this helps!


    BlueSky2010
    Please help and appreciate others by using forum features: "Propose As Answer", "Vote As Helpful" and "Mark As Answer"

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:49 PM
  • SharePoint supports this out of the box.  However, you may have to tweak a few things.  Start by opening up a firewall hole on your main firewall and the local Windows WFE if need be (assuming you don't already allow incoming port 80, or whatever port your intranet is on.  You may also need to look at your DNS entries, host header, and alternate access mappings.  But start with a firewall rule and see if it works (even if only via IP address rather than friendly name).

    You'll also need to think about authentication.  Are you syncing from AD?  In which case, anyone in AD should be able to log in from outside as well as inside.  Which may not be what you want.  One option might be to use firewall rules on the WFE to control which locations those users can connect from.

    Rob Schifreen
    University of Brighton, UK


    Rob Schifreen SharePoint 2010 Admin University of Brighton, UK

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:51 PM