I have SharePoint 2010 and Active Directory as a Domain Controller. Now, there is a request from a client who has his own DC and wants to connect to my SharePoint site. Note that there is a two-way trust relationship between the 2 DCs. What are the steps to give them access by using their usernames+pswd?

I tried to create a sync connection through Central Admin by using a username+password that the client gave me but I get an error: The LDAP server is unavailable.

Pls advice!

  • Please check below link might be it helpful. blog.ed.gs/2014/02/24/… – Trimantra Software Solution Dec 9 '16 at 8:50
  • Thanks for the reply. There is a two-way trust as it is described in the link you provided. What exactly do I have to do next SharePoint-wise? – Maria Christofi Dec 9 '16 at 8:57
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If two way trust is already set. Then you can run below stsadm commands from your server:

Step 1:

First, you have to set an encryption key on all web servers in your farm so that the stored credentials can be encrypted:

Just to be clear, you have to run this on all web servers in your farm and the "AnyKey" value has to be set to the same value on all of those servers.

STSADM.exe -o setapppassword -password AnyKey

where "AnyKey" is any value. For example,

STSADM.exe -o setapppassword -password B1gL0ngPassw0rd

Step 2

Next, you have to run below stsadm command to search users from other domain in people picker and give them access

stsadm -o setproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv "forest:DomainA.com;forest:DomainB.com,DomainB\login,password" -url "Your webapp url"

I have done this and it worked for us

Reference: SharePoint 2013 - Multiple domains in People picker

  • thanks for the reply. I run the command but i get the answer: "Cannot retrieve the information for application credential key" – Maria Christofi Dec 9 '16 at 10:16
  • Hi Maria, Please check below link for error you mentioned sharepointlovers.com/… – P S Dec 9 '16 at 11:56
  • I have updated my answer. Please check now. – P S Dec 9 '16 at 12:01

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