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Difference between Internet and Extranet zones? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've extended an intranet site to an external server using the Internet zone. In hindsight, it's probably closer to an Extranet as a login will be required to enter the site or view any material.

    Is there any functionality I'll be missing out on by choosing the Internet zone over Extranet? Is there a way to switch from one to the other with an already existing site?

    We're either going to be using FBA or some kind of multiple DC scheme we haven't quite figured out yet.
    • Edited by scogordo Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:49 PM minor addition
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:47 PM

Answers

  • Those labels are just that "Labels".  They have no functionality directly associated with them.  You configure which Authentication provider is associated with which zone.
    Robert Stark MCTS - MOSS 2007 MCTS - WSS 3.0 ---www.thesharepointranch.com --- cas.excell.com
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:08 PM
  • As Robert said it has no direct functionality but it's always good to have the correct site mapped to the correct zone.

    Check this link for more info on AAM:

    http://www.sharepointforum.com/en-US/Wiki/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=46

     


    Daniel Bugday Web: http://www.sharepointforum.com/ Blog: http://www.sharepointforum.com/en-US/Blog/
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 5:03 PM
  • Hi,

    I think there is no difference.

    The naming scheme is there so you can map certain URL to those zones.

    A zone is a way to map multiple web applications to a single set of content databases. It is also can be a division of authentication providers. For example, you can create a new web application, create a content database and configure it to use Windows authentication. You can then create a second web application and map it to the first. When you do that you need to assign a zone with which the second web application is associated, such as Intranet, Internet, Custom, or Extranet. The second web application can also use a completely different authentication mechanism, such as forms.

    For more information, please refer to: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/08/16/configuring-multiple-authentication-providers-for-sharepoint-2007.aspx


    Xue-Mei Chang
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 3:50 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Those labels are just that "Labels".  They have no functionality directly associated with them.  You configure which Authentication provider is associated with which zone.
    Robert Stark MCTS - MOSS 2007 MCTS - WSS 3.0 ---www.thesharepointranch.com --- cas.excell.com
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:08 PM
  • As Robert said it has no direct functionality but it's always good to have the correct site mapped to the correct zone.

    Check this link for more info on AAM:

    http://www.sharepointforum.com/en-US/Wiki/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=46

     


    Daniel Bugday Web: http://www.sharepointforum.com/ Blog: http://www.sharepointforum.com/en-US/Blog/
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 5:03 PM
  • Hi,

    I think there is no difference.

    The naming scheme is there so you can map certain URL to those zones.

    A zone is a way to map multiple web applications to a single set of content databases. It is also can be a division of authentication providers. For example, you can create a new web application, create a content database and configure it to use Windows authentication. You can then create a second web application and map it to the first. When you do that you need to assign a zone with which the second web application is associated, such as Intranet, Internet, Custom, or Extranet. The second web application can also use a completely different authentication mechanism, such as forms.

    For more information, please refer to: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/08/16/configuring-multiple-authentication-providers-for-sharepoint-2007.aspx


    Xue-Mei Chang
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 3:50 AM
    Moderator