Active Directory for Internal and External Users
Posted on 2011-02-11
I don't know if this can be done or not so I thought I would ask here.
We have a requirement from our CIO to implement AD for both internal and external users.
The concept is this:
1). If you are on our network - use active directory. (( windows authentication)).
2). If you are not on our network - ((forms authentication)).
However the ideal situation is that both types of users access our site from the same hyperlink. If they are in Active Directory then they would pass through to the site. If they are not in Active Directory then they would goto a login page and log in using credentials stored in a front end database.
When we use Windows Authentication and external users access our site IIS will toss up an informational box for the external person -- is there a way to disable IIS from reactiing to external users in this manner so that we can continue to manually redirect them to the login page?
I keep telling myself that this should be possible -- but every where I read says use Forms "or" Windows Auth --- or provide the users with two links..One for users on the network and one for users not on the network.
Thank you for any help you may have!