Friday, August 25, 2017

Setting Up Anonymous Registration Auto Approval Using a Domain Policy

"Just set it and Forget it..."
There are a limited number of times in the SharePoint world, especially the extranet world, where an IT Administrator can set up a segment of their external facing environment and basically just walk away… knowing it is working as needed without any further need of tweaking or modifications.

However, with Extranet Collaboration Manager (ExCM) you can use a domain name security policy for anonymous registrations, and literally do just that. Like the legendary salesman and TV marketer Ron Popeil of Ronco has said tens of thousands of times in his TV ads, you can, "Just set it and forget it."

In our example scenario, the organization AW Bikes has just finalized a large contract with ACME Corporation. AW Bikes will be supplying ACME with all the required bikes on location for any new projects. All ACME will need to do is fill out the required form and submit it to AW Bikes, and then they will make sure the required bikes are shipped to the project location.

AW Bikes knows that ACME has projects taking place all over the world with many different project managers who will need access to the form. AW Bikes needs access to the form to be easy and secure, but they do not want to have to add or invite, then approve every new ACME project manager to the extranet site. So they ask PremierPoint Solutions if we might have an easier solution.

Our suggestion is to set up Extranet Collaboration Manager’s anonymous registration feature with auto approval using a domain name policy. Here is how it would work:

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Customize ExCM's Responsive Sign-in Page

Want a highly-polished, great looking extranet portal without engaging a skilled graphic designer and web developer? So do we! If you figure out how, let us in on the secret. Until that is possible, we can give you a few tips on turning ExCM's new out-of-the-box responsive  extranet sign-in page into a slightly customized page. If you just want to personalize the page with custom wording and maybe an image, read on because we can help you see how to do that.
 Extranet Collaboration Manager (ExCM) for SharePoint 2013 R2 and 2016 now ships with an optional responsive sign in page located here: /_layouts/spsolutions/excm/responsive/signin.aspx