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Logon page in SPS2003 and MOSS 2007

  Asked By: Jean    Date: May 09    Category: MOSS    Views: 805

I've got a question, as usual...

So as many of you know I get a little annoyed with the whole multiple
logon issue with SPS2003. (Our web users are asked to logon multiple
times, even then their browsers are set to trust the site... Many of the
users have difficulty with the generic prompt for changing their
passwords, etc.

Is it possible to create a logon page that would pop-up and allow you to
logon, change password, and so on? My specific interest is in making
the logon more atheistically pleasing, seamless, and eliminating the
multiple logon issue.

Currently, we are using plain authentication and SSL to logon to the
SharePoint server.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: May 09

It's not possible to create a custom logon  page for Basic Authentication
in SPS2003.

In addition, be aware that many of the logon prompts that you are
getting are not actually being caused by SharePoint. the prompts you
get when you try to open a file in a desktop application are actually
being caused by the desktop application as you cross the security
boundary form SharePoint to your desktop with the file.

Answer #2    Answered By: Joanne Greer     Answered On: May 09

Curiously, what is Forms Authentication, and does it apply to SharePoint
at all? ...and can it apply when using non-basic authentication?

Answer #3    Answered By: Cathy Cameron     Answered On: May 09

Forms authentication is available in WSS 3.o and MOSS 2007 - it allows
you to use or create a custom ASP.NET 2.0 authentication provider which
displays a web page  for login (an HTML form). This is an alternative to
Windows authentication (NTLM and Basic).

Answer #4    Answered By: Kerri Steele     Answered On: May 09

Forms based Authentication is an alternative to Basic Authentication
that uses cookies as the Authentication mechanism. You can't use FBA in
SPS 2003, its not supported until SharePoint 2007.

Answer #5    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: May 09
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