Thursday, February 21, 2013

Installing Windows Authentication on IIS

Windows Authentication may not be installed in IIS in some machines, which might be useful debugging and other purposes.
To Install Windows Authentication on IIS, follow the following steps.

Search for “Turn on or off windows features” in Control Panel and Open it
  • Navigate to Internet Information Services/World Wide Web Services/Security
  • Mark Windows Authentication and other authentication modes, if required
  • Click on OK and wait for the installation to complete.
  • If you have already opened the IIS Manager (inetmgr), close and reopen it to see the changes

Verifying the installation
  • 6 IIS (Internet Information Services) Manager
  • Click the root (your machine name) in left side pane
  • In the content window Select IIS/Authentication and Open it
  • There you can see the installed Authentication modes

Following Authentication modifies are available in IIS on Windows 7

  • Basic Authentication
  • Digest Authentication
  • Windows Authentication

Following Authentication modes are installed by default on IIS

  • Anonymous Authentication
  • Forms Authentication
  • ASP.Net Impersonation

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