Setting SharePoint site for new separate set of users
Posted on 2014-07-28
We have SharePoint Enterprose 2010 farm with 4-5 Web applications (Intranet, Extranet, UserProfile, Finance etc.) and respective site collections inside them.
This is well managed by Active Directory users and groups within our @XYZ.com domain.
Now, our company is getting associated with another small company with just 20 odd users. Hence we need to set up a SharePoint site (may be allocate a complete new Web Application??) for them as well. But we do not want these new company users to configure under our Active Directory, we don’t want to bring them under @XYZ.com domain as we fear that this may lead to complications and security issue. They will retain their @abc.com domain.
Now, can you suggest me what the best way to accomplish this?
- Should I go ahead and create new Web Application and then new site collection under it? I heard with new web application we can have separate set of authentication requirement.
- Can we use ADFS here?
- OR just simply hire SharePoint Online from Microsoft for these 20 @abc.com users?
- Any other suggestion?