eService Portal IIS internal or external

Nov 16, 2009 at 9:33 PM
Edited Nov 25, 2009 at 7:22 PM

This maybe a silly question, but since I'm not a security or IIS expert, I do not know the answer to it.  I'm setting up the eService accelerator and do not know if the IIS server for the eService website should be outside or inside the firewall.  I know that all the CRM components are to be on the CRM server which is inside.   However it appears that the website/portal needs to be on it's own IIS server but inside the firewall and has a link to the company website as it needs access to the CRM and Database servers which are inside the firewall.  So it appears that the answer would be inside with high security.

If that is the case how secure will it be and when we setup CRMwebuser then we should have minimal rights in AD and of course in CRM.  Having said that what is SPLA authenication and does it play a role in this as I saw another post discussing it, but I'm not sure what it is or how to utilize it, so any information about it is greatly appreciated.