I've searched the forum for a while but couldn't really find much information about the extranet server. Does anybody have some experiences with this kind of QV server? At best, I would be interested in somekind of best practice regarding data source access and internal / external user access configuration.
I understood so far that the extranet server could be run stand alone or in combination with an internal EE / SBE server. The extranet server will be located in the DMZ and is capable of only holding session or usage CALS. It is said the extranet server is based upon the EE server, but will only support up to 3 documents. I am not sure what "bases upon" is saying in this context, or what the exact limitations are.
And, maybe more confusing, the pricing guidelines further say:
"There will be a choice to use the AJAX client or a customized AJAX client via QlikView Workbench. QlikView Workbench is included in the Extranet Server"
So there is no AJAX client support out of the box? The extranet server brochure available for download implies that there is support, but I am not sure.
I assume one doesn't want to run the scripts in the DMZ, opening the firewall for data source access. So a standard setting would probably include a second EE or SBE server in the intranet which is doing the back end part and then the applications will be put on to the extranet server? Or does anybody have a different approach here?
Somebody told me that also the Publisher is needed for communication between extranet and intranet QV server. Not sure why, though. Maybe he was just referring to the extranet server brochure, where an image may imply that. I usually regard these images more as simplifying marketing than correct technical information, but again, not sure.
Are there any major CONs regarding using an extranet server in combination with an internal SBE? Or is there an absolutely convincing PRO for using a extranet server in combination with an internal EE?
The limitation of 3 documents seems pretty hard to me, does anybode have some experiences here? I assume the license management would probably not allow to share user licenses across multiple extranet servers (which are needed for more than 3 documents), right?
I appreciate any input, also with regard to allowing access to QV for external customers / partners in general.