Monday, June 04, 2012 7:19 AM
We have a requirement for the Web App that hosts the PWA site to be configured using Claims Based Authentication. The configuration seems to be working in Production, but we are trying to apply it to Staging where we are picking up issues with:
- Project Center failing to load (the circle keeps spinning)
- Editing a user gives a "Unexpected Error Ocurred" error
we will investigate further today, looking at logs and such, but I just wanted to get the community's feel for whether CBA is a good idea or not.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:07 PM
Apologies for the spam, but I would really like to get some idea of what everyone thinks of CBA and Project Server...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:33 PM
We have been able to make it work (with some great deal of effort) using Windows Live ID and Gmail providers.
I was not part of the elaborate SharePoint configuration which is required to "connect" the SharePoint farm with the providers.
However, once the providers were established, we created a new web application in SharePoint (for PWA) using Claims and selected the providers listed.
You have to enter the PWA users Login as given to you by the provider like in the case with Live ID it was some odd number so that my ID for example looked similar to this: i:0e.t|Liveidfirstname.lastname@example.org
Once all that was established...then first access to PWA prompts you to select which provider you want to use, then gives you the login page from that provider.
In this case Live ID - when you login to your Live ID account - it then sends that back to PWA and you have access.
So in general it works. For the basic PWA stuff.
But remember, not everything in the PWA world is pure SharePoint or pure PWA - take Excel Services for example. That can make direct calls back to SQL Server and for Excel report Authors, the machine login ID of the user is used, not the SharePoint login id.
Hope that helps,
Thanks, Eric S. http://www.pcubed.com