RE: OWA 2003 Deployment Question

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 13:09:20 -0500

If you have logged on to the domain with a email enabled user account,
and have enabled Integrated authentication in the FE server for OWA,
then when you type http://feserver/exchaneg, you will automatically get
the OWA folders view. If you have not logged on to the domain with a
non-email enabled user account, and enabled Integrated authentication,
you have to use the http://feserver/exchange/usersmtpprefix . If you
disable Integrated authentication, and enable only basic authentication,
which you will do when you enable SSL, you will always get prompted for
authentication. Depending on the credentials entered, you will get
connected to the mailbox. FBA requires SSL to be enabled, you must get
an SSL certificate. FBA is the best way to authenticate to OWA. Are you
planning to have an ISA server in your DMZ ?





From: Chris Wall [mailto:Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 10:20 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] OWA 2003 Deployment Question

Hello all,


   Hello all - Instead of going into great detail, I want to ask a
general question to see if I do in fact have a problem with my OWA


   After configuring an FE Server for OWA (no SSL cert at this time),
how should I connect to OWA?  

-          I am attempting connection by typing
HTTP://ServerName/Exchange (should this work?)

-          I can only connect by typing


  If I want to use Forms Based Authentication, does it require SSL?  I
am planning to purchase the SSL cert today, but want to verify the
system is working at it's basic level before proceeding.  What would you
recommend that I do to test this deployment?


Thanks for putting up with this question, as OWA is quite a bit
different in setup than it was for Exchange 5.5.  I have read several
articles out there on, however nothing really describes
what to expect when using OWA without SSL.



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