Authentication across multiple domains

Posted on 2013-02-07
Last Modified: 2013-02-14
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
ID: 38865473
Is this a SharePoint question?  Is there a trust betwen the domains?  Have you talked about ADFS?

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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
ID: 38865612
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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ID: 38865720
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
ID: 38866115
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 ...

Then follow below link to create trust

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