Authenticating Web Application with two different ADs using Trust Relationship RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We are developing a SharePoint 2010 internet portal. We have a requirement in which intranet users can directly access the portal whereas external (internet) users should be authenticated via login page before redirecting to the portal. Both the internal and external users are stored in two different Active Directory.

    As per client, external users will authenticate against external Domain which will have trust relationship to internal domain. Both internal and external users should use Windows authentication with Kerberos. Client strictly wants to implement this functionality by using Classic Windows Authentication for both the users.

    Please provide the pointers to achieve this functionality in SharePoint 2010. 

    Regards, Parveen

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:05 PM


  • If content is the same, you can extend the existing web application to a new zone and then set it up to authenticate against the new domain using cliams based authentication. We use ADFS to authenticate external users against a different domain than our internal users.

    The web application needs to be set up as claims based web application and you can then specify the authentication method in central admin for the web application.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:29 PM