An Extranet allows users who are not members of your organization to gain access to your corporate intranet site, or portions of your intranet. Set-up a sub-site completely accessible only to these users and re-direct these users on login to this Extranet Portal.
Using this structure you can assign as much or as little content access to the site for your Extranet users, as is required for any particular Extranet role while guaranteeing the security of your sensitive internal corporate data.
Securing Content from Extranet Users
Extranet users will rarely be given the same security rights as regular intranet users. Ensure that your Corporate Intranet content is secure by managing security settings directly from the Extranet user’s profile. Decide what information you do and do not want them to view, and then easily change security settings to match. Get granular by applying security at the site, sub-site, application, or folder level.
Creating an Extranet Portal
Create an Extranet Portal visible to only those users who have been added to your Extranet user security group, complete with applications and widgets relevant only to those Extranet users. You can alter the login properties for this group as well, allowing these users to land on this sub-site home page rather than the main home page when logging into the site.
Mixed Mode Authentication
Turning on mixed mode authentication allows your internal users to continue to use their internal domain credentials to access your Corporate Intranet, while allowing your Extranet users to use a different, form based login. Extranet users can have an employee profile, or no Employee Profile within the People Directory.