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Chapter 12. Publishing Form Templates > Publishing Templates to an Intranet Sit...

Publishing Templates to an Intranet Site

Access to InfoPath forms via HTTP is an alternative to using shared folders. From the user’s perspective, there’s little difference between the two methods: the URL to the template or file replaces the UNC path. Many large organizations provide off-site workers with virtual private network (VPN) remote access connections to the internal network, which permits secure access to templates in shared folders. Connecting via the Internet with secure HTTP (HTTPS, also called Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL) to a Web server that requires client authentication certificates provides somewhat less security at considerably lower overall cost than dedicated VPN remote access.

Publishing InfoPath templates to a Web server using the Publishing Wizard is almost identical to the procedure for shared folders, but requires more up-front work. This section’s procedures use your test computer as the Web server and require that you log on as a member of the local Administrators group. Here are the basic requirements for publishing InfoPath templates to a Web server:


  

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