We would like to host multiple customers in a single WSS 3.0 web application (so we can use https instead of custom SSL ports). Because they are different customers, we don't want them to 'see' each other when doing directory lookups. We have not been able to configure WSS 3.0 to map different OUs to different site collections within the same web application. Is that even possible? Or is there another mechanism to achieve our desired behavior?
We believe we can create the desired behavior by using separate web applications for each customer, but then we loose the ability to use a common SSL port.
We can use either an AD with separate OUs for the different customers, or a custom membership provider.