SharePoint Accessing through Internet

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Active Directory
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SharePoint 2007
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for a pet project i am setting up a windows 2003 web server. i want to be able to use sharepoint as a website that i can access over the internet. i did some research an discovered i should use ISA to secure sharepoint. if i dont however, my question is if i setup sharepoint on the server and set access permissions etc with AD users and groups, when i try to access sharepoint over the internet will it ask me to login with a valid AD user account?. basically i want to know if sharepoint uses active directory as a backend database for user permmissions when i access sharepoint over the internet. thank you

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Your best security option is to set up sharepoint with an ssl certificate and have external users connect by https. They will be required to provide credentials. Yes it will use active directory for authentication. This will secure your site from unauthorized users.

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Please review my blog entry about <a href=”http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-trenches/alternatives-to-e-mail-attachments/”>Alternatives to e-mail attachments – SharePoint is risky!</a>. I would recommend reviewing the document <a href=”http://cxolyris.cxomedia.com/t/2738521/795826/30002/0/”>Why Security Pros Hate Microsoft Sharepoint</a>.

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