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  Asked By: Hiral    Date: Dec 14    Category: MOSS    Views: 1414

We have enabled forms authentication on MOSS. This forms
authentication(FBA) is based on Active directory itself. We are using
the userprincipalname(UPN) as the user logon. We are using the
ldapmembershipprovider and ldaproleprovider for this configuration.

As you all know, in MOSS a webpart can be targetted to an audience or
to a security group.

The first problem is that, when we try to target a webpart to a security
group, the audience picker (in target audience property of the webpart)
does not pick the groups from the role provider. How do we configure the
audience picker to pick the groups from role provider?

Another issue is that , we are unable to create audiences in the shared
service provider with groups from the role provider. How do we configure

Resolving atleast one of these issues will help us a lot.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mitchel Villarreal     Answered On: Dec 14

I suspect that your problem  is that you are doing audiences based  on
profiles imported from active  Directory. Although you are using AD as the
data source for your Forms based authentication  the Authenticated Users do
not have a Windows Identity based on AD after authentication. So the
profiles you imported from AD directly are not viewed as describing the FBA
authenticated users. You need to import the profiles from active Directory
as though it were a Data Source, not as Active Directory itself. To do that
you would have to define Active Directory in the Business Data Catalog and
import the Profiles using the BDC entry.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ranu Badhan     Answered On: Dec 14

You also need to set up FBA on your Shared Service Provider. You can do it
the same way that you did it for your site. The people picker  won't work
without it.

Answer #3    Answered By: Irene Moss     Answered On: Dec 14

We solved this issue  by configuring the membershipprovider as the custom
source for profile import.
I will look into this blog for the SSP config details.

Answer #4    Answered By: John Scott     Answered On: Dec 14

I would like to implement Forms Authentication for our Organization.

Any tips, ideas on how to achieve this would be of great help.

Answer #5    Answered By: Donald Torres     Answered On: Dec 14

Have a look on these links

How To: Configure Publishing Site With Dual Authentication Providers And

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Forms Based Authentication FBA Walkthrough
Office SharePoint Server 2007 Forms Based Authentication FBA Walkthrough

Answer #6    Answered By: Courtney Scott     Answered On: Dec 14

Please forgive my ignorance at this stage of the SharePoint evolution but I'm
revisiting this subject with the intention of specializing in the deployment and
application of SharePoint as an occupation. I'm a developer and not an
administrator and shy away from Active Directory. I'm trying to set up Forms
Authentication for the very first time and having difficulty. My source material
is the three part MSDN article by Steve Paschka of Microsoft dated December 2007
plus article 952170 in support.microsoft.com/kb/952170 (author unknown). In the
latter reference step 3 instructs me to create  ANOTHER SharePoint Web
application, extend it and then map it to the main web site. I am assuming I run
sharepoint.exe a second time to accomplish this. My environment is Windows
Standard Server 2008 running in Virtual PC on an HP dv7 laptop running Vista
Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 with 4 GB RAM at 2 GHz and 64 bit
architecture. My problem  is the dialog box initially presented by sharepoint.exe
which is titled "Change your installation of Microsoft Windows SharePoint
Services 3.0" with the two radio buttons "Repair" and "Remove" as the only
choices. I think I want to "Add New", don't I? What do I do now? I'm obviously
overlooking something because this just doesn't make sense.

Answer #7    Answered By: Jagdeep Hor     Answered On: Dec 14

To create  a SharePoint Application, you open Central Administration and
go to Application Management.

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