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 authentication is an alternative to Kerberos authentication. NTLM is less strong, but in many production and test…

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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 information regarding Kerberos constrained delegation and protocol transitioning. Additional information regarding Kerberos token…

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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 to configure Kerberos authentication in a multi-server environment…

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Security and authentication resource centers for SharePoint 2010 Products

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 to network resources can be centrally managed using the…


Check out free SharePoint videos from TechEd 2009

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: SharePoint Admins, the Reluctant DBAs. Todd Klindt…


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 is…

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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 use these registered SPNs to identify each instance of a service. A Web browser, such…

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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, and content database ID and change log retention. Federated search An important…

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