I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I am new and learning Shared Service Provider (SSP), which is a new concept in SharePoint Server 2007.
I want to know whether my understanding is correct,
- SSP is a SharePoint web application;
- The web application (i.e. SSP) does specific shared works, like search;
- Other web application (e.g. a publishing web site) can utilize SSP web application by add links to the SSP web application (e.g. add a link to search SSP to provide search service, and the actual search is performed in the search web application SSP, other than in the publishing portal web application which refers to the search web application SSP).
All of my understandings are correct? Any comments or corrections?
Another confusion is how did other web application use SSP? I only know from link (links to SSP web application), not sure whether any other ways to use SSP from other web application.