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Windows Authentication In ASP.NET


  1. Create a web-based project say WindowsAuthenticationProject.
  2. Add the following code in web.config file.
  3. <authentication mode="Windows" />		  
    <identity impersonate="true"/>

  4. Now go to IIS
    1. Go to run
    2. Enter inetmgr and press the [Enter] key.
  5. Go to WebSites → Default WebSites → WindowsAuthenticationProject
  6. Picture showing the sample project hosted on IIS
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  7. Right click on the project and select properties. A dialog box will appear
  8. Go to Directory Security tab
  9. Click on Edit.
  10. Picture showing the Edit button inside the project properties window
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  11. A dialog box will appear
  12. Uncheck "Anonymous access"
  13. Check "Basic Authentication"
  14. Uncheck "Integrated Windows Security"
  15. Picture showing enabling the windows authentication in
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  16. Click OK
  17. Click OK and close IIS
  18. Open the file through IP address instead of localhost
  19. Picture showing the output of windows authentication in
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Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
Posted On  -  Thursday, December 23, 2010


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