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I'm looking at opening our SharePoint 2013 test server to be accessible from outside of the network. We have a range of IPs  so the actual firewall side of things I'm ok with, however due to the fact that the server resides on our lan, rather than the dmz what considerations do I need to aware of?

I understand that I need an SSL cert and to run the site over https. Are there any best practice guides to follow?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Feridun Kadir earned 1500 total points
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You need to ensure the following are covered:

1) decide on an external name for the SharePoint site
2) add an A record for the name to your external DNS zone that maps to an external IP address
3) Ensure that your firewall (or other software/hardware) maps that IP address to the internal address of your SharePoint server. Don't forget to take the port number (default 443) into account.
4) purchase an SSL certificate that covers the name chosen e.g. oursite.domain.com. You might already have a wildcard SSL certificate (*.domain.com) that can be used. Don't use a self-signed certificate.
5) Configure SharePoint to use https
6) Configure the web site bindings in IIS for SSL using the certificate you purchased.
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Pretty standard setup. thanks.
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