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I am working on a CRM 2011 implementation and we need to give access to CRM webservices (for instance, the Update Account) methods.

This is because, our CRM needs to be feeded by n third party websites.

Can this be acomplished? Can the, original, native CRM webservices be opened to internet?

Note: We think, as an alternative, to wrap the original web service within a custom one, so, we expose our webservice, lets say "CreateAccount" and, from it call the local CRM webservice. But. this is a thing that we really love to avoid.

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I don't know why this was moved from stackoverflow. It has nothing to do with being a webmaster; it is a question about exposing an internal system with the outside world. – Josh Painter Sep 26 '11 at 3:47
@JoshPainter and OP: I also don't agree with this decision. However, you could support the Microsoft Dynamics proposal which would be the perfect place for this question – ccellar Sep 26 '11 at 6:44
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Yes, you need to enable IFD (Internet-Facing Deployment) for your CRM system. Here is a link to get you started:


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