Solved

Exchange 2007/OWA authentication query (internal/external access)

Posted on 2008-10-30
6
1,190 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi guys,

Internally, staff use OWA to access email. I am using integrated authentication so once they have logged onto the network, they do not need to retype their credentials when opening OWA.

I am also about to set up OWA for external access, but my testing has shown (obviously) that I have to type the FQDN and user details to access OWA (via standard login box, not OWA). This is obviously unacceptable.

My query is this, is there a way I can have integrated when internal, and forms based when external?

Thaanks in advance...

Ben
0
Comment
Question by:ben_stanton
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:mikainz
ID: 22841730
Hi,
via Exchange shell you can use the 2 different parameters .
ExternalAuthenticationMethods and InternalAuthenticationMethods of the commandlet set-owavirtualdirectory
see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123515(EXCHG.80).aspx for all possible probperties.
and try get-owavirtualdirectory to see your current settings.
hth
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ben_stanton
ID: 22842382
Thanks mikainz,

I am trying the following command and using iisreset /noforce after running but external access still asking for FQDN... internal access to OWA fine and logging in automatically using inegrated auth.

set-owavirtualdirectory "owa (default web site)" externalauthentificationmethods fba

I am suuming it is fba for forms based... can't seem to find full paramaters

Ben

0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:mikainz
ID: 22842824
what do you mean by
"external access still asking for FQDN... "
FQDN means Fully Qualified Domain Name, so this has nothing to do with auth.

0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ben_stanton
ID: 22843111
When I try and access OWA externally, outside of my domain (from home as an example) it brings up the windows log in box (not the owa login) and I have to type in mydomain.dom/username before it lets me get to OWA.
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ben_stanton
ID: 22865698
Anybody?
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
ben_stanton earned 0 total points
ID: 22874409
Points bumped up to 500.

I would like comprehensive instructions on how to achieve the above please...

Internal OWA using windows integrated authentication whilst external access to OWA to use forms based. I think I may need to create a second site in IIS but am unsure. Step-by-step idiot guide preferred.

Please help,

Desperate of London
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Email signature with pictures on iPad/iPhone 1 30
Final Exchange 2010 to 2016 steps query 9 47
Exchange powershell help 2 28
outlook 6 35
Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
In this video we show how to create a Resource Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: Navigate to the Recipients >> Resources tab.: "Recipients" is our default selection …
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question