Sharepoint Authentication between two domains
Posted on 2012-08-17
To the Experts,
I have a question which may be complex. Here is my situation: we are currently running WSS 3.0 and need to upgrade WSS to Sharepoint 2010. At the same time, we will be upgrading the servers to Windows 2008 R2 and use SQL Server 2008 R2. This is no problem at all. However, my company has two network domains. One is the main network domain while the other network domain is considered a developmental network for engineers and programmers.
By stating this, the main network is locked down. The other network is more flexible and would not require us to jump through hoops in terms of upgrading the software and hardware. For testing purposes, I set up a test Sharepoint 2010, SQL Server 2008, and Win 2008 servers on the development network. The issue that I ran into is when I want to access the Sharepoint site or download/upload documents from the main network, I have to use a local computer account (created on the Sharepoint server) to access the site.
The current WSS 3.0 site (runs on the main network) uses LDAP for user/group authentication. My question is how or what can I use to possibly integrate LDAP user/group authentication from the main network for the Sharepoint 2010 site being hosted on the developmental network? Any suggestions or third party software that could do this would be great.