Tuesday, January 22, 2008 3:32 PM
Excuse me for my English as it is not my mother language, and my blurry explanation as i blew a few fuses trying to find a solution...
Turning to this forum in a last resort.
I got the question if it was possible to make documents in a "sharepoint document library" editable offline.
(so download word document, take home, edit without being connected, reconnect to internet and sync changes)
I presume the above scenario rules out the editing in ms word by clicking and checking out the file from the document library, editing it and checking it in.
Now for "windows authentication" sharepoint users i found several tools that can do this syncing for you
But the blurry part begins with "forms authenticated" sharepoint users, i found no solution whatsoever that supports my needs for this users.
I looked at groove (server), but after reading product specs etc i still do not know what groove can do for me. ( i found that "groove client" can sync files for windows auth users, so i do not need sharego anymore, but not for )
Thank you in advance for your help in clearing this up,
kind regards, Tom.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 6:23 PM
sorry my english is also not so good
let me try to say, why is it so....
sharepoint self dosn't authenticate a user, it takes an authentification token from a good "login".
when you login per "Windows authentification" you have an token at you pc / notebook, that says "you are authenticated". so every action to your sharepoint are "clean" and "good".
but when you take a form based authentification, the token is not on your pc / notebook. you has got only a cookie and this is working with the IIS directly. all your actions are must going over the websites, because this is the only way, where the IIS can control your local cookie.
i hope that you understand the "problem".but i think this no problem, when you look the security side of this situation.