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MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010: Managing Web Applications

In this chapter from MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, you will learn the procedures and settings related to web applications, and you will master important concepts including Claims Based Authentication, access mappings, and zones.

Web applications are the top component of the logical hierarchy of SharePoint content within a farm. All user access to SharePoint content is performed within the context of a web application. Although content itself is contained within site collections and stored in content databases, web applications and their associated IIS Web sites manage important functions, including authentication and SSL encryption. Web applications also scope configuration, including important settings that enforce consistent security across all site collections in the web application. In this chapter, you will learn the procedures and settings related to web applications, and you will master important concepts including Claims Based Authentication, access mappings, and zones. In Lesson 1, you will explore, in detail, the numerous settings that you can configure when you create a web application. Lesson 2 is dedicated to managing authentication. In Lesson 3, you will learn how to configure access to web applications in more complex scenarios, in which users access web applications via more than one URL.

Exam objectives in this chapter:

  • Configure SharePoint farms.

  • Manage web applications.

  • Manage authentication providers.

Lessons in this chapter:

  • Lesson 1: Configure Web Applications
  • Lesson 2: Configure Authentication
  • Lesson 3: Configure Authentication Zones and Alternate Access Mappings

Before You Begin

To complete the lessons in this chapter, you must have done the following:

  • Performed the practices in Chapter 1.