I understand an "external user" does not require license cals but I seem to be reading conflicting things on what constitutes external users.
What is the definition of an external user?
- A person that is not employed by Company A or by any of its sub companies who are owned by Company A?
- A person that is not required to authenticate to access a SharePoint site?
- A person that is not authenticated via Active Directory?
- All of the above?
- None of the above?
We have a need to grant users access to a SharePoint site. These users are not employees of any of our sister/sub-companies. They are more like a third party supplier for whom we raise purchase orders for. We will create Active Directory accounts for them to access the SharePoint site. The site is available on the Internet and requires these Active Directory credentials to authenticate.