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External Users & Zones

Posted by Paul on June 20, 2014


While working with external users (customers, vendors) we might require a scenario like below:

  1. Internal users authenticate through Intranet
  2. External users authenticate through Internet

Zones

In such scenarios Zones are the right solution.

We can configure one zone for Intranet & another for Internet.

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Click on the Authentication Providers button.  You can see the zones listed.

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For adding new zone, choose the Extend button.

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You will get the following screeen.

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You can set the Host Header, Anonymous / Forms-based authentication information.

Summary

Once the new zone is configured, your web application will have 2 zones. One is accessible with Intranet – Windows Authentication & Other with Internet – Forms Authentication.

You can ask your external users (customers, vendors) to add/update content through the external link.

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