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How to access MS CRM 4.0 intranet website over the internet?

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I would like to know if there is any possibility to access CRM 4.0 Multiple organizations over the internet. We are not using Internet facing deployment. But some of the users would like to access the CRM 4.0 websites(Multiorganizations) over the internet. Is there any possibility? if yes, Please let me know how it can be done?


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by:WilyGuy
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Your internal organization structure, the first one answers on the server url, but all the others require addition of the Organization name... so http://servername for the first, then http://servername/org2 etc.

The first question is why you do not use the IFD?  (do you not want to?)  Basically, get a wildcard SSL certificate *.company.com and IFD basically sets each org up as its own url https://org1.company.com and https://org2.company.com.  This is the best way.

Otherwise, you are configuring SSL on the whole site and they are hitting it with HTTPS like in the first example.

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by:Aftab_Khateeb
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Thanks for your comments WilyGuy

Sorry for a delayed reply.
You are right we are following the same structure when accessed internally http://servername/org1 for org1 CRM and http://servername/org2  for org2  and likewise for the other new organizations created.

Currently we are using Intranet deployment and its not IFD deployment. I think if we use IFD deployment there would be lot of limitations with plugins and workflow extensions etc.We have installed SSL certificates in the server so that they could be accesssed over secure layer and it could be accessed using https.

We enabled 3 CRM orgnaizations websites over the internet. But when we try to access https://servername:5500/Org2 then we sometimes get https://servername:5500/Org1.. which is very annoying as we requested the website to display Org2 rather than Org1 CRM.

Can you please let me know how to resolve this? Is it because we are not using IFD deployment or is there any additional configurations like host headers etc is missing?

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Well, CRM's organization URLs aren't like typical folder structure you would see. (there aren't subsites in the folder structure) .

so the main problem is that when you access one org (or try to) you "sometimes" get a different one?  Is there any consistency to the behavior?  for instance:
 - when it doesn't go to the right place, does it always go to the "first" org?
 - is this consistent for all the users? are all the users in all the orgs?  ( for instance, if user 1 is only in org1, but tries to go to org2, what happens)(vice versa?)

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- is this consistent for all the users? are all the users in all the orgs?  ( for instance, if user 1 is only in org1, but tries to go to org2, what happens)(vice versa?)

not sure if this was resolved or not, but I've set up mutiple orgs using IFD. Works fine.

to answer your ? above..let's say you have a domain called "DOMAIN" and two companies called "COMPA" and "COMPB"

when the users access the site over the internet (you want it secured also) it will be https://COMPA.DOMAIN.com
..basically ....http(s)companyname.domainname.com this will prapagate down to that company and they will be issued a login screen to login to that company only.

if they need access to the other company...set them up an account under that company...then give them the URL to COMPB...which will be https://COMPB.DOMAIN.com for access to it.

I have 3 seperate crm orgs or companies ...whatever you want to call them. All the actual users are on the same domain...if I don't add them to that org or company in crm COMPB ...they won't have access ...even if they have the link to COMPB....so you can control who gets into what from the actual server admin account..etc
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