CRM 2011 On-Premise not utilizing Windows Azure issues. RRS feed

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  • Hello, my name is Andrew.  Currently I am trying to set up the customer portal for our on-premise deployment of CRM 2011.  I'm trying to avoid using Windows Azure for authentication.  What are my options here?  The documentation and the support forums have me going around in circles.  I've installed the portal to our CRM 2011 system following the steps in the on-premise deployment guide.  I used the websitecopy utility with Claims/IDF authentication.  Everything seems to be set up in CRM correctly so the next step is to create a site in IIS 7 to point at the web files.  This is where I am confused.  After I set up the site on my local machine with IIS7 I get a list of errors when I try to open the page on my browser:

    WebException: The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.

    AuthenticationException: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.

    InvalidOperationException: Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved: 'https://wfscrm.winfosoft.com/XRMServices/2011/Organization.svc?wsdl'.

    When I look through the web.config file I see all sorts of stuff that I am unsure of.  

    For example the line:<add key="FederationMetadataLocation" value="https://contoso.accesscontrol.windows.net/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml" /> 
    <wsFederation passiveRedirectEnabled="false" issuer="https://contoso.accesscontrol.windows.net/v2/wsfederation" realm="http://contoso.cloudapp.net/" requireHttps="false" />
    <cookieHandler requireSsl="false" />

    I don't know what to do with these considering they have the default CRM organization "Contoso".  

    Ideally what I would like is a simple login screen where we can give our customers a username and password and they will be able to access our Portal  so if I could just get rid of some of this stuff if I don't need it that would be great.  Is this a possibility or am I missing something here?

    My education is in mechanical engineering and I have absolutely no experience in web development, so I'm a newbie with this stuff.  Any insight on this would be great.



    Monday, June 18, 2012 3:33 PM

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  • Hi Andrew,

    Have you found a solution to installing Customer Portal on-premise without WLID?

    Like you, I am trying to install and configure customer portal without WLID.



    Thursday, December 13, 2012 4:26 AM
  • No, I had not found a solution to that...
    Friday, December 28, 2012 11:53 PM
  • Do anyone else has a solution or anyother way we can achieve this?
    Monday, December 31, 2012 3:34 AM