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    Hosting onsite?

    We are currently using GLPI's helpdesk and we use it heavily. I would like to be able to access this from outside work.

    Does anyone host to the external world and what security measures do you have in place? Is opening port 80 strong enough with AD authentication into the website?

    I don't mind creating another webpage to prompt for a username and password before getting access to the GLPI home page.

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    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by techyphil View Post
    We are currently using GLPI's helpdesk
    Just an aside: I don't know this product, so I did quick Google search for it - and got this very post as the first result back. Posted an hour ago. Seriously.

    Does anyone host to the external world and what security measures do you have in place? Is opening port 80 strong enough with AD authentication into the website?
    You mean you want to host a web-based application on your own servers at school? I'd say put your web server in a DMZ (i.e. with a firewall blocking any connections from being opened from the web server to any of your internal servers) and periodically (10 minutes? Half an hour?) replicate your AD from your domain controller over to your webserver (or replicate to an LDAP server on your web server, whatever authentication your web server wants to use). No need to replicate all the information accross, either, just username and password information. Someone who knows more about this than I might be able to point out some way of getting Active Directory to replicate when username/password information is changed rather than periodically.

    Sorry if you're asking a different question here, like I say I have no experience with this particular product and searching Google just gives me a circular reference!

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    I'd recommend piping it over port 443 https

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    if its just for you, why no use something like logmein ?

    or do you want it avaliable to all users?

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