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Redirect outbound traffice through port 443 in Sharepoint

Posted on 2012-08-13
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Last Modified: 2012-10-21
We have a single https port open coming into the Sharepoint server. We would like to create individual web services using unique internal ports but redirect all outbound traffic through the same secure 443 port to save on having to open multiple encrypted ports all the while having all custom sites sit on their own webservice/appPool.

Is something like this even remotely possible?

 inbound and outbound traffic through https (443) to save on opening encrypted ports through the cloud.

Use Case: User enters in siteb.corp.com, traffic is redirected to port 443 and then to siteb.corp.com which resides on port 22013. Reply page goes back through port 443 to the cloud.

Thoughts? Thanks.
Question by:nanohurtz
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You'll need some kind of load balancer.  Looks like your site.corp.com is hosting the same content(?) so load balancing would work best.  I believe you can use Microsoft NLB to accomplish this, but I haven't tried port redirection in MSNLB.  You can use a hardware load balancer and it can redirect the traffic (and as a plus it would do SSL offloading to improve the performance of the sites).  Hardware Load Balancer would work best, but you can give the MSNLB a try and see if that does what you need
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Additionally, you'd need an AAM on each sharepoint server to accept requests on corp.com.

Author Comment

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Terrible typos on the first question: Just to clarify

- Each website has completely different content from the other. In other words sitea.corp.com is unique ffrom siteb.corp.com and so on. That said, it is not a question of load balancing but how users could be redirected to unique websites through 445.

- All of the sites (siteA, siteB, and SiteC) all exist on the SAME sharepoint server. The only difference is that each sharepoint site exists on their own virtual webspace and unique port,

What I am trying to configure is a means by which users are redirected to a website through secure port 443 to a unique port (i.e 22012, 22013...etc) and maintain that session without having IT to open those ports and encrypt them as well.

AAM sounds like something that can solve the challenge. Am I able to map a url on one port to yet another URL on another unique port using Sharepoint's AAM?

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AAM is only part of the solution. I will post a more comprehensive question surrounding this question.

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