This topic contains information about how to implement a secure Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client connection to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server over a wide area network (WAN). The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server computers can be in the same or separate Active Directory domains.

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The implementation that is used in these topics assumes the following:

  • User accounts are provisioned in an Active Directory domain. SQL Server and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server are installed on a computer in this domain.
  • The administrator who is creating this implementation is a member of the domain administrator group in this domain.
  • On the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, a DNS entry that resolves to the published server port on the computerís firewall exists for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.
  • If the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server is behind a firewall, then you must open a port to communicate with Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client computer and publish the port on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server computer. The default port number is 7046.
  • The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server are configured as described in the Walkthrough: Installing the Three Tiers on Three Computers topic in the MSDN Library.

Implementing the Windows Client over a Wide Area Network

The implementation that is shown in these topics includes instructions for protecting your WAN connections with security certificates. We recommend that you do not implement remote access without security certificates.

To See

Read about the certificate security implementation that is presented in this implementation.

Using Certificates to Secure a Remote RoleTailored Client Connection

Follow a detailed demonstration of how to set up an environment for testing secure connections over a WAN by using the chain trust configuration.

Walkthrough: Implementing Security Certificates in a Test Environment

Learn how to implement security certificates in a production environment.

How to: Implement Security Certificates in a Production Environment