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Authentication across multiple domains

Posted on 2013-02-07
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We have two separate domains, connected via VPN, and I'm wanting to authenticate on one server with users from the other domain. We're running a web server which would need to authenticate in IIS. I'm hoping this would be possible. We cannot join the domains as they are two separate legal entities.
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by:Justin Smith
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Is this a SharePoint question?  Is there a trust betwen the domains?  Have you talked about ADFS?
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by:andrew_2706
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We intend to install SharePoint and to also try and authenticate for that service too. I do not know how to implement a trust between the domains and have not looked at ADFS - what would you suggest?
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by:Justin Smith
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If you are wanting users to authenticate with their domain credentials, you will have to create a trust between the domains (possible since you have VPN connection), or implement an ADFS solution (allows you to use internet connection between the sites).
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That sounds like exactly what we need to do, how difficult is it to set up the trust between the two domains? we have admin access to both DC's
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by:Justin Smith
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Not that hard.  Just do some Google searches.  If you have a sys admin team, it's a fairly common task that they should know how to do.
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Sarang Tinguria earned 500 total points
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Create conditional forwarders in both of your forest DNS server pointing to each other

How to Configure DNS Conditional Forwarding in Windows Server ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL5oclBf4BM
http://msmvps.com/blogs/ad/archive/2008/09/05/how-to-configure-conditional-forwarders-in-windows-server-2008.aspx

Then follow below link to create trust

http://www.misdivision.com/blog/how-to-create-a-trust-in-windows-server-2008-r2
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