Overview of SharePoint publishing

Published: January 11, 2010

Updated: February 15, 2013

Applies To: Unified Access Gateway

Some of the Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 SP3 features discussed in this article may be deprecated and may be removed in subsequent releases. For a complete list of deprecated features, see Features Deprecated in Forefront UAG SP3.

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies provide a host of features and functionalities for Collaboration, Portal, Search, Enterprise Content Management, Forms Driven Business Process, and Business Intelligence. For information about SharePoint, see the SharePoint TechNet library.

Forefront UAG provides four application templates that you can publish to provide access to your SharePoint Server:

You cannot use any other application templates to provide access to your SharePoint Server. The SharePoint application templates contain a collection of functions that provide integration between Forefront UAG and SharePoint. Other templates do not provide these functions, and may inhibit many advanced SharePoint functionality.

Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) provides full compatibility with the Alternate Access Mappings (AAM) feature of SharePoint Products and Technologies.

  1. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2013—Provides access to your SharePoint Server 2013 using host-named site collections.

  2. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010—Provides access to your SharePoint Server 2010 using AAM to allow the SharePoint server to perform URL changes on its own. This ensures that reverse proxies, such as Forefront UAG, do not need to change the content of the pages they serve to external sources.

  3. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007—Provides access to your SharePoint Server 2007 using AAM.

  4. Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003—Provides access to your SharePoint portal server using host address translation (HAT).

With Forefront UAG SP1, SP2, and SP3, any SharePoint libraries that you have protected with Information Rights Management (IRM) using Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) can be accessed through Forefront UAG. To access IRM libraries through Forefront UAG, you must publish your SharePoint server and your AD RMS server.