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Validate external access to reverse proxy published URL for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario

SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary: How to confirm access to the external URL of the on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm for the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) hybrid scenario.

NoteNote:
This documentation is preliminary and subject to change.
WarningWarning:
To configure a hybrid SharePoint environment, you need a combination of expert skills and significant hands-on experience with SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Online, and related products and technologies. We recommend that you engage Microsoft Consulting Services to provide technical guidance and support during the design and deployment of your hybrid environment.
For more information about Microsoft Consulting Services, see Microsoft Services.

At this point in deploying the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) hybrid scenario, you should confirm that you can access your on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm that has been configured to receive hybrid calls from SharePoint Online. This site was already configured in the Configure a hybrid topology for SharePoint Server 2013 procedures. Its URL is the one you published through your reverse proxy.


ImportantImportant:
This is Step 6 in the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

Before you begin this procedure, make sure you have the following:

  • The external URL, for example, if your on-premises farm web application was configured with an alternate access mapping of “hybridexternal.sharepoint.com” and you published out “https://hybridexternal.sharepoint.com” through the reverse proxy, you will use “https://hybridexternal.sharepoint.com” for this procedure. For more information, see Extend the primary web application and configure AAM.

  • A computer to browse from that is in the extranet. For example, use a computer that is not on your corporate network and is not a member of your corporate domain.

  • The Secure Channel certificate that is stored in the SharePoint Online Secure Store Service target application. This target application was configured in the Configure a hybrid topology for SharePoint Server 2013 procedures. In the example it was named SecureChannelTargetApp. You will need the password for the certificate as well. For more information, see Create and install certificates.

  • The credentials of a federated account.


To confirm access to external URL
  1. Copy the certificate to your extranet computer, and then click the certificate. You will be prompted for the certificate password. This adds the certificate to your personal certificate store.

  2. Open a web browser and browse to the externally published URL of your on-premises farm. You should be prompted for credentials. If not, check your browser settings and make sure that your logged on credentials are not being automatically passed.

  3. Provide the credentials of the federated user. This log on must succeed and you should see the published site. If this does not work, contact the administrators who set up your hybrid infrastructure. Do not proceed any further with the BCS hybrid scenario until this issue is resolved.


ImportantImportant:
Link to Step 7 Create and configure the connection settings object for the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario of the Business Connectivity Services hybrid scenario deployment procedures.

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