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Using alternate access mappings
Alternate access mappings enable multiple internal URLs to be mapped to a single public URL. An internal URL is the URL of a Web request as it is received by Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. A public URL is the URL of an externally accessible Web site. The public URL...
27 Aug 2008
Understanding People Picker and custom claims providers
We recently published new content that describes the People Picker control and its relationship with custom claims providers. People Picker (shown below) is a Web control used to find and select users, groups, and claims and then grant them permissions to items such as lists, libraries, or sites in Microsoft...
7 Feb 2011
White paper: Configuring Kerberos authentication for SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 products
Hello, this is Norm, IT Pro writer for business intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. Kerberos is often used in business intelligence solutions to establish secure access to external data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server . Last week, a new white paper was published that gives instructions...
22 Jul 2010
Enabling Kerberos authentication for an Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm deployment
To enable Kerberos authentication for services in Office SharePoint Server 2007 , you must create and register Service Principal Names (SPNs) in Active Directory. To create SPNs in an Active Directory domain, you must have domain administrative-level permissions. Authentication clients Clients...
21 Aug 2008
New SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide for Forms-based Authentication
The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013 is now available. This guide shows you how to configure forms-based authentication for user access to the default team site of the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm. There are step-by-step instructions for the following...
27 Sep 2012
SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide stack refreshed
The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the current stack diagram (click on it for a larger version): The updates include the following: Additional links to software and hardware requirements for...
4 Dec 2012
Refresh of SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro training now available
We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the technical training materials for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This training package is for administrators, architects, and business analysts for learning all the new capabilities and functionalities in SharePoint Server 2013. Content doesn’t...
13 Apr 2013
Building your Internet and intranet presence with SharePoint Server 2010
Featured today on the TechNet home page and various TechNet areas is a special package focusing on how to plan, build and manage Internet and intranet solutions with SharePoint Server 2010. This package contains two topical pages full of additional Internet and intranet resources: Planning...
29 Nov 2010
Check out free SharePoint videos from TechEd 2009
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
If you missed TechEd 2009, you can watch many of the sessions on video. TechNet has posted 43 hours of videos that cover such topics as Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows (client and server), security, and unified messaging. These include eight sessions provided by SharePoint MVPs and experts: ...
23 Apr 2010
Troubleshooting methodology content for SharePoint environments with the new “Claims authentication does not validate user” topic
The Claims authentication does not validate user troubleshooting topic is now available. I see troubleshooting content as falling into two categories: break-fix and troubleshooting methodology. Break-fix troubleshooting content is designed to fix a known problem based on a specific configuration...
17 Jan 2013
New “Authentication in SharePoint 2013 Learning Roadmap” topic in the TechNet Wiki
The Authentication in SharePoint 2013 Learning Roadmap topic is now available. Consider the following questions: I don’t know anything about a technology or product. What is the fastest way to build expertise? Real world example: I just got assigned this new technology. Do I really...
20 Nov 2012
Get your head in the cloud: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013/Office 365
With the release of SharePoint Server 2013 and the new Office 365, SharePoint is increasingly moving towards an “integrated services” architecture in which on-premises SharePoint Server features can be integrated with SharePoint Online to create what is commonly called a “hybrid”...
17 Apr 2013
The Infrastructure Update
The Infrastructure Update is a set of product improvements and prescriptive guidance for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Our favorite features (and the ones we’ve written the most about) include federated search, Kerberos authentication for the SSP infrastructure...
15 Jul 2008
White paper update: Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products
In July, we published a white paper on how to configure Kerberos authentication end-to-end in several SQL Server and SharePoint 2010 business intelligence environments. The overview of this white paper is in the TechNet article here . We have updated the white paper in the following ways: Additional...
2 Sep 2010
New SharePoint 2013 authentication process and Test Lab Guide overview videos
Following on the cool upgrade videos published by Samantha Robertson , the following new conceptual videos that describe SharePoint 2013 authentication processes are now available: Windows claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 Forms-based claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 SAML-based...
16 Apr 2013
Configuring a SharePoint Server 2010 farm for business intelligence by using NTLM
SharePoint 2010 Products introduce significant improvements in how identity is managed in the platform, as I’ve discussed in recent blog posts: Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products and Configuring extranet access for PerformancePoint Services 2010 . NTLM...
19 Nov 2010
Security and authentication resource centers for SharePoint 2010 Products
SharePoint Blog Admin
SharePoint 2010 Products are logically divided into three distributed tiers: the front-end Web server tier, the application server tier, and the back-end database tier. Administrators and IT pros are empowered to control and manage access to the resources that reside within each of these tiers. Access...
14 Jun 2010
New “SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding” topic in the TechNet Wiki
The SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding topic is now available. Have you ever wondered what “i:0#.w|contoso\chris” (or something like it) meant in the display of user sign-in information on a SharePoint site or in Unified Logging Service (ULS) log files? Well, wonder...
9 Oct 2012
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