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People picker not recognizing membership provider

  Asked By: Michael    Date: Aug 15    Category: MOSS    Views: 2041

Setting: MOSS 2007 Enterprise, in the SSP site under Central Admin.

I'm trying to add a new user profile based on a recent FBA user that I added
to my standard (port 80) default site collection. However, when I go to Add
Profile and type the FBA username, it doesn't recognize it. I have already
added the membership provider goodness to the SSP web.config -- copied
directly from the other app so I know it's right -- but it won't light up.

Am I forgetting something?

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Vinod Kumar     Answered On: Aug 15

Is the user in the same domain? I recently had problems with the people picker,
but that was in a front end site. I couldn't add users from outside the OU of
the user I installed SP with.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Jeffery Hayes     Answered On: Aug 15

did you put this is webconfig ?

<PeoplePickerWildcards>
<clear />
<add key="FBA_AspNetSqlMembershipProvider" value="%" />
</PeoplePickerWildcards>

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Mohini Tiwari     Answered On: Aug 15

Yup; the correct name for the provider and everything.

Still, the adding of FBA (on an extended app from the SSP) made the
difference. Bizarre.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Natasha Bennett     Answered On: Aug 15

Oddly enough, what finally made the difference was one of those "well, it
can't hurt" moves.

I extended the SSP web application and set up FBA on the new URL. From then
on, People Picker worked just fine for all users.

 
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