How to configure Custom FQDN access method for Sharepoint, OWA & Domino Web Access
Translated & Custom Host Access Methods:
Support for a web application using Alias based Translation is based on the compatibility and complexity of these underlying application. The translated access method is limited to simple Intranet websites without any Ajax & Flash contents, OWA 2003/2007, etc. Some applications will not work with Alias based Translation method, in which case Custom Host or Port Mapping URL access should be used. Sharepoint 2013 (even 2010 for Document access) is supported only via Custom FQDN Access method.
This article will explain how to configure Sharepoint (2007/2010/2013) with Custom FQDN Access method. This method provides Single Sign-On Support and it is supported for 64 Hostnames. Similar to Translated access method, Custom FQDN method is also agent less and users are not required to install any agents.
a. Configure the URL Resource as per the below screenshot
URL: http(s)://<Sharepoint Server Hostname> Custom FQDN: This name should have a valid DNS entry mapping to the external IP address (Similar to the workplace URL mapping to appliance external IP address)
In the example, the workplace URL is "workplace.ssl.lab" and its DNS entry resolves to External IP address 67.42.x.x. Likewise, the Custom FQDN entry "sharepoint.ssl.lab" is setup with a DNS entry pointing to the same external IP address 67.42.x.x
b. For SharePoint URL Resource, set the Workplace Shortcut Start page to the extended path, (Example Pages/Default.aspx or SitePages/Home.aspx )
c. Web application Profile for Sharepoint
The custom FQDN Method explained above supports the following Web Applications:
1. OWA 2013 2. Sharepoint 2010/2013 (Document Access and other Add-Ons) 3. Domino Web Access 7/8.5 4. Applications that require IE 11.0 and even 10.0
For more details on Custom FQDN & Port Mapped Methods, please refer the current firmware based administrator's Guide.