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Forms Authentication and Windows Authentication

  Asked By: Stuart    Date: Oct 09    Category: MOSS    Views: 1732

Is there a way to setup Forms and Windows Authentication for a site
collection in WSS? I want to be able to allow users from the internal
network to login using their username, and our clients externally to login
using a Forms based authentication.



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Iris Ballard     Answered On: Oct 09

Are you using moss 2007??????

Answer #2    Answered By: Jamila Guthrie     Answered On: Oct 09

Unfortunately, right now I am only using WSS3.0.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kalpana Ghatge     Answered On: Oct 09

It works for WSS 3.0 as well. Just not for SPS 2003 or WSS v2.

Answer #4    Answered By: Bobbie Rodgers     Answered On: Oct 09

Two possibilities.

1) Simply extend an existing Web Application to a new zone
(different URL) and set the authentication  on that Zone to Forms. If a
user uses the URL of the first Zone they will be prompted for Windows
Authentication. If they use the second they will be prompted for Forms
based login. The content for either URL is the same.

2) If you don't want two different URLs (Zones) you would need to
write a custom membership provider that could authenticate against
either active directory or your forms  security source.

I recommend #1. Number 2 is a lot of extra work for very little

Answer #5    Answered By: Bhumi Gokhale     Answered On: Oct 09

That helped a bunch. Now the next question. on the forms  based
authentication, is there another way to access the ASP.Net Configuration
site? I don't want to have my admin staff using VS2005 to access it.

Answer #6    Answered By: Davon Henson     Answered On: Oct 09

There are some other ways, but they don't tend to work very well. Your
best bet is to just write your own application to administer the
database. Essentially build a website that does the same thing as the
security Tab of the ASP.Net Configuration Site. Take a look at the
following article that walks through a simple example.

http://tinyurl.com/2wcpa5 <http://tinyurl.com/2wcpa5>

Answer #7    Answered By: Aakash Gavade     Answered On: Oct 09

What other ways are you referring to? I've seen some codeplex and
other projects from Scot Hillier, Stacy Draper, Paul Ballard and
others, for web-based administration of the authentication  provider.
Have you tried these? Do you know if any of them work well? We need
to find or create something like this, and I'd rather find it.

Answer #8    Answered By: Dara Hobbs     Answered On: Oct 09

I haven't looked at any of the codeplex projects, but yes any of those
should theoretically work just fine.

What I was referring to is that there are ways to call the ASP.NET
configuration site directly from IE without going through VS. But I've
had limited luck getting this to work consistently.

I would take a look at the codeplex projects and see if any of those
will work for you.

Answer #9    Answered By: Abhinivesh Suvarna     Answered On: Oct 09

That is correct. I am at the mindsharp summit and that is what Todd just went
over yesterday.

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