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Sharepoint Internet Site

Good morning everyone,

My question today is about sharepoint internet site. As my knowledge about sharepoint, just a little as i read it from the internet, you need to have a sharepoint internet license to be able to deploy a public face website or extranet portal.

I want to create an internet site that will allows my friend to submit the data, paper which will be forward to my internal site. What should I do? should I pay for SSL certificate, and set up the secure connection from outside to my internal farm.

Thank you so much.
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Shailendra_karveCommented:
Hello

Firstly you would need to create a site in sharepoint
Then get a registered IP from the ISP
If you will be using a hostname to browse the site then you would need to register that hostname on the ISP DNS so that the people outside can browse the site.

Regards
Shailendra
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sharepointguru14Commented:
If all you are looking to do is document sharing then you don't need any license. SharePoint Foundation is free with windows server and can handle doing document sharing just fine.
At that point if you wanted SSL then yes you would have to buy a certificate and install it.
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totorohaAuthor Commented:
I'm thinking about install a VPN connection with IPsec from the internet site to the internal section, but of course, I don't want link be visible and scan by bad guys. How can I do that with SSL as an exceptional option to increase the secure level?

Thank you so much for everyone's assistance.
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sharepointguru14Commented:
Are you talking about keeping an internet facing site and an internal site in sync?
If so can you please tell me a little more about your environment. How many servers, What version of SharePoint etc.

Is there a reason you couldn't have your internal users just use the external site?

There is also content deployment built into SharePoint where you can schedule deployment of content from 1 site to another that may be an option
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totorohaAuthor Commented:
thank you guru. you asked me a great question that I love to answer as much detail as possible. We have right now has a windows server 2008 with exchange and active directory on it, and sharepoint too. The other server have the project server and SQL. Each server equipped with Dual quadcore, 128GB of RAM, raid-5 with TB capacity.

we use the sharepoint 2010 version. The external site is just for our friends, our customers so they can look at it and submit their paper. I want to create a VPN tunnel with IPsec from external to internal, so whenever someone submit a paper, a folder will be created inside, and access by our department. I will also deploy the SSL certificate for our website to enhance the security level.

That's all.
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sharepointguru14Commented:
totoroha,

So what is the question you are asking at this point?
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totorohaAuthor Commented:
oh, I mentioned my question, and currently having a conversation with sharepointguru14. But he seems to be busy, and cannot get back to our discussion board.
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sharepointguru14Commented:
I'm here, I'm asking what question it is you need an answer to. You last post seemed to suggest you have what you are going to do. I'm confused as to what you need an answer to.
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totorohaAuthor Commented:
thanks guru,I have these questions in mind.

1- how to create a VPN link with TLS or IPSec between a host and a SharePoint internal network? I know that SharePoint has a function that allowed you to set an external site with IIS and everything. But now, what if I set up a website that reside at a hosting service site, how can I create the connection like that?

2- after having the VPN connection, what kind of authenticaion that I should set up with the Internet site to ensure the security for user information?

Thank you so much, Guru
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sharepointguru14Commented:
Well setting up a VPN connection to an internal SharePoint site can be quite different depending on the hardware/software you have available or plan to use. But essentially you would setup a VPN connection and using a firewall only allow it to access the site(s) that you want it to.

As far as security, That unfortunately again results in a "depends" answer. How will your users authenticate to the VPN?
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totorohaAuthor Commented:
I don't want to create a complex method to using our site. User can log in to our site by using the log in form, and from there, they can submit their paper to us. the key process is the transferring that data from SharePoint site to the internal network. I want this process is concealed, and secure.

and what do you mean by "how will"?
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sharepointguru14Commented:
Then I wouldn't have any VPN connections. I don't really understand the point for this use case. You have an internal SharePoint site and an Extranet site correct? Do they run on the same hardware or are they separate farms?
I'm assuming separate farms. If that is the case and you need the extranet to keep these submitted forms on some internal site as well the content deployment jobs are made to do just that.
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totorohaAuthor Commented:
oh yes, the SharePoint Site will be placed at a hosting service. The problem that I worry about is the connection from External to Internal, how can I encrypt it with VPN/IPSec or VPN/TLS encryption method?
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sharepointguru14Commented:
I don't know maybe its me I just don't see where a VPN plays into this case. Why can't you just use SSL?
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totorohaAuthor Commented:
the SSL will provide the secure connection from Client to our website, for sure. but how about the automatic data transfer process from SharePoint Internet Site to internal network, guru?
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