Creating users without adding them in the AD  
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raq





PostPosted: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion, Creating users without adding them in the AD Top

Hello:

Maybe this coul be a silly question but is it possible to create users accounts without using the Active Directory

Regards.



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SharePointing





PostPosted: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion, Creating users without adding them in the AD Top

Yes, SharePoint supports the .NET 2.0 Membership Provider Model. You can store the user accounts in SQL Server, Active Directory, ADAM or any other LDAP store by configuring one of the providers supplied with SharePoint (It uses Active Directory by Default but others can be configured)

It is extensible as well. If one of the MS supplied providers doesn' tmeet your needs, you can extend or replace it by writing your own provider.

Hope that helps



 
 
raq





PostPosted: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion, Creating users without adding them in the AD Top

Thank you.

I've been reading a little bit of Membership Provider Model, and It seem that I have to do something with the Web.config, am I right


 
 
Shane Young





PostPosted: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion, Creating users without adding them in the AD Top

Yes that is the start.

You can also just use local server accounts if you like.

Or you can look into a 3rd party tool: http://software.sharepointsolutions.com/products/Pages/ExtranetCollaborationManagerforSharePoint2007.aspx


 
 
SharePointing





PostPosted: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion, Creating users without adding them in the AD Top

Local server accounts mean that you still ahve to have a windows CAL for each user, if that's not a concern, then the local machine accounts would be an option.

If you are concerned about licencing costs for the application, you would want to use a forms based authentication and a different membership provider.

Here's an article that might help:

http://weblog.vb-tech.com/nick/archive/2006/06/14/1617.aspx



 
 
raq





PostPosted: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion, Creating users without adding them in the AD Top

Thank you.

I'm going to star with the documentation