Microsoft Dynamics CRM :: Internet Facing Deployment

Internet Facing Deployment or IFD in short is a configuration process that enables remote users to connect to an On-Premise deployment of Microsoft Dynamics CRM over the Internet, outside the company firewall, without using a virtual private network (VPN) solution. Microsoft Dynamics CRM configured for Internet access uses claims-based authentication to verify credentials of external users. If users are using any mobile CRM client (like a smart phone, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone or a tablet), then IFD is the only way to get those to work.

IFIn claims-based authentication, an identity provider, or security token service, responds to authentication requests and issues SAML security tokens that include any number of claims about a user, such as a user name and groups the user belongs to. A relying party application receives the SAML token and uses the claims inside to decide whether to grant the client access to the requested resource. Claims-based authentication can be used to authenticate your organization’s internal users, external users, and users from partner organizations.

IFD - Internet Facing DeploymentTo let users access the CRM application over the Internet, the server that is running Internet Information Services (IIS) where the Microsoft Dynamics CRM application is installed must be available over the Internet. A successful implementation of IFD has dependency on several elements that includes a Certificate, Public / Internal DNS, STS / ADFS Provider and exposing the STS / ADFS Provider to the internet. You must also set your firewall to allow inbound traffic on the ports used for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server and AD FS.

For any organization that wants to deploy an Internet Facing Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics CRM On-Premise, they need to account for the skill set needed to set it up and running correctly with the minimum of down-time and also take all necessary steps for the security of their data and application. This is where an experienced team with technical expertise and years of experience in setting up Internet Facing Deployments for Microsoft Dynamics CRM comes in handy.

At The CRM Solutions we have been successfully setting up Internet Facing Deployment for our clients all over the world. Our technical expertise in this area are unmatched with over 30+ IFDs configured for various clients world wide. We also provide post deployment support for IFDs as well. So if you are looking to setup Internet Facing Deployment for your Microsoft Dynamics CRM On-Premise deployment then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can fill our quote form Here or you can also email your requirements to info@thecrmsolutions.com