Archive for the ‘Sharepoint 2007’ Category

How to publish a website with both Anonymous and Forms Based Authentication in ISA 2006

We had a customer asking for the main part of their Sharepoint website to be accessible from the public with anonymous access, and still have a part of the website require authentication thru Forms Based Authentication (FBA) in ISA 2006 firewall. Since ISA can only have one listener on a website, and the authentication is set on the listener, this was a little bit tricky to solve.

The solution however is extremely simple and I hope this little bit of information will save someone else some time. Read the rest of this entry »

How to remove the anoying password prompt when downloading Office documents from Sharepoint

Sharepoint 2007 LoginWe use Sharepoint for document sharing in our Company, so do many others. With the default settings in Sharepoint and ISA server, when You start a download of a document remotely, You will be prompted to re-authenticate with Your username and password, even if You just logged in.

It is actually quite simple to fix this, so You only have to authenticate one time, instead of twice.

The reason for the problem, is that Microsoft have choosen to use the most secure option as the default, so unless You change the defaults, this is actually the expected behaviour. Read the rest of this entry »