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In many situations it's common to have clients or partners access your intranet. We love our clients but we don't want them in our internal security system. We keep their security in SQL and not in AD (active directory). We have a helpdesk (built in SharePoint of course) that we use to support our clients with their SharePoint. Our staff used AD to authenticate
SharePoint Products and Technologies) contain features for authentication and authorization that help to make it easier for you to develop and deploy solutions in extranet—environments. SharePoint is are built upon the ASP.NET 2.0 Framework, which allows you to use forms authentication to authenticate users into the system. Because SharePoint Products and Technologies are built upon the ASP.NET 2.0 pluggable authentication provider model, they can now support authentication for users stored in Active Directory, a Microsoft SQL Server database, in an LDAP directory, or in any other directory that has an ASP.NET 2.0 membership provider. Although Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 does not provide any default membership providers, Office SharePoint Server 2007 does provide a built-in LDAP V3 membership and role provider, and ASP.NET 2.0 includes a SQL Server membership and role provider. However, if you want to use a directory and cannot find a membership provider for it, you can write your own! This is a key technology enabler for heterogeneous environments. More here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/hh394901(v=office.14).aspx
The configuration and management pages can be opened from the Site Settings page:
Select 'FBA Site Configuration' to open the configuration page: Enable Roles: Allows users to be assigned Membership Roles instead of SharePoint Groups on the User Management page. Review Membership Requests: Specifies whether new users requests should be automatically granted, or reviewed by an administrator. Membership Review Site URLs: URLs for pages that can be used in the email templates. Membership Email: The XSLT email templates to use.Note that these items can only been seen and used by the site collection administrators.
Add the web parts to pages
There are three highly customizable web parts available: Membership Request, Change Password and Password Recovery. They must be manually added to the page you'd like to use them on:
Changing your Password
A Change Password item has been added to the user menu that will bring the user to a Change Password page:
Reviewing Membership Requests
If "Review Membership Requests" was selected on the configuration page, new registered users will appear in the Membership Request Management page before being enabled on the site. Each user can be edited, and their status changed to either Approved or Rejected. The user will be sent an email with the new status of their account request.
Users can be created, deleted and edited and their passwords reset from the FBA User Management page:
Roles can be created and deleted from the FBA Roles Management page: