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Integration and Hosting Content Ouside Sitefinity

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  1. Terry Smith
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    14 Jan 2010
    14 Jan 2010
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    Hi,

    I looking at integrating another application with Sitefinity in order to add blogs, forums, polls, etc. The other application already has basic CMS page-editing capabilities. It also has custom ASP.NET membership providers which I believe I will be able to reference in Sitefinity's web.config. Then, one option is for Sitefinity to be a virtual directory of the main application and have all Sitefinity content within that virtual directory.

    However, that will pose problems with the main site's sitemap and dynamic menus. The pages in the virtual directory do not exist as far as its concerned.

    If I wanted to take it a step further is it possible to host Sitefinity controls in the other application outside of Sitefinity? Could I do it if I added new ASPX pages that inherit from some Sitefinity base class?

    Thank you,
    Terry
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    15 Jan 2010
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    Hello Terry Smith,

    There would not be a problem to reference your custom Memberhip provider in Sitefinity. We follows the standard ASP.NET implementation for Membership, Role and Profile providers. Generally you can break the web.config inheritance using inheritInChildApplications="false" to prevent some possible problems you may have with your navigation. Also Sitefinity pages are dinamically created and they are not phisical files that you can add to a folder. This applies only for Sitefinity's external pages. You may use the controls that comes with Sitefinity only in the context of Sitefinit and its data.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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