One of the last sites to move to our web cluster, the “My SDES” site was a simple (and horrible) application that used Integrated Authentication, LDAP, and WebDAV to allow users to use a web interface to access their appropriate folders on our file server. Even if you ignore the dangers in that statement, WebDAV has basically been phased out for WAN communication, so we had to come up with another solution. Rather than allow the application to continue to be a security hole, I convinced management that based on IIS logs, very, very few people utilized the site and replacing it with a site explaining the benefits of VPN and Remote Desktop was preferable.

I was given free reign to design the site and after deploying my template base, I tried to keep the elements as simple, inviting, and informative as possible while keeping it to a single screen.

By radicoon

Internet Raccoon™️