Publishing SharePoint-Hosted Apps with Web Application Proxy

To continue the SharePoint on Web Application Proxy theme, something that’s not been covered yet is how to publish SharePoint-hosted applications with Web Application Proxy, in particular with single-sign-on (via ADFS) to make sure we only authenticate users once for any URL. It’s a legitimate question given SharePoint & SharePoint app URLs are different by…

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SharePoint Server and Web Application Proxy – continued

So having played around with the Windows Server role “Web Application Proxy” a lot more recently after some initial testing. I’ve learnt a few more things about the two working together that I thought worthy of sharing. Windows Web Application Proxy (WAP for short) is a great way of protecting SharePoint from being exposed directly…

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Publishing SharePoint with Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy

A new toy I’ve played around with recently is this new web-application proxy (WAP) role in Windows Server 2012 R2. I thought I’d write a quick post about setting up SharePoint 2013 with it because reverse proxying SharePoint applications is a good practise for publicly accessible SharePoint sites, and it’s good to share. Web Application…

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Calling SQL Server from SharePoint Web-Part with Impersonation

A question that comes up with fairly persistent regularity is “how come my web-part can’t connect to my SQL database/web-service/whatever with integrated credentials?”. It’s a question that has some rationale and some history behind it; the rationale being “I logged into the page as a user that should have permissions to connect to the service,…

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Setup SharePoint Online & On-Premises Single-Sign-on (SSO)

…or how to use a single login for SharePoint Online + your own on-premises SharePoint installation, in short. As people move ever cloud-wards something unique we can offer in Microsoft is the ability to stage migrations from entirely in-house or on-premises systems to entirely in cloud (if desired) by enabling hybrid systems to offload just…

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How to Migrate SharePoint Users to ADFS

Or “how to move users from domain A to untrusted Domain B, using ADFS from domain A”. Moving from a domain authentication to ADFS authentication is becoming a not uncommon activity these days, partly because incorporating ADFS into your on-premises farm is the first stepping-stone in moving either completely or partially into SharePoint Online for…

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Reduce AppFabric Calls to Active Directory for SharePoint Farms

AppFabric is a key part of any SharePoint 2013 as we all know by now. It’s used for many things indeed all over the product and AppFabric in turn uses Active Directory to make sure only authorised processes get access to the cache data. Thus when SharePoint uses AppFabric, it opens a new TCP connection…

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Setting up a Reverse Proxy for SharePoint with TMG Server

SharePoint is often used to host public-facing websites and we can all agree it’s generally a bad idea to have general purpose SharePoint farm sitting on a publicly accessible interface directly. That’s where reverse-proxies come in rather handy; they’re designed to be the link between the scary outside world and your nice & cosy internal,…

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