Last Modified: 16.09.2021
Extranet is an expansion for a Bitrix24 instance that allows for a company to establish and maintain confidential communication with suppliers, distributors and other external users without access to their internal corporate information.
Extranet module doesn't limit the number of external third-party users and doesn't depend on the license or edition purchased for corporate instance.
Technically, the module is implemented as an individual website on Bitrix24 with restricted access. Functionally, the Extranet module is an add-on that is layered upon the Social Network and the Intranet modules enriching the system with special permissions for content and functions of the Intranet portal.
Access restrictions apply to the company staff (i.e. the users registered as members of the company structural departments) as well as the external users.
If a user is not a company employee (not bound to any department), the system redirects them to the extranet site. If a visitor is not even an external user, the system prevents them from viewing the extranet site.
The extranet web site is somewhat functionally different when compared to the Intranet portal. The extranet workplace is concentrated in a workgroup.
To configure Extranet module, user must have System administrator level of access permissions. Account administrator can have access to extranet in case, he/she is also a member Extranet users group. A special Extranet Site Administrators group is created for current site admin operations.