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AD/Automatic login/external users setup


What is the best way to solve the following scenario (iis6 and CMS 5):

cms 5 should serve both as intranet, extranet and regular website. Intranet-users should be logged in automatically (AD), Extranet-users have to log in but the customer does not want to have these users in ad. I suppose it is not possible to have both windows and forms authentication. Is it possible to solve this or should the extranet-users also authenticate against AD.

What will be the best setup/config for this in iis and cms5/web.config


Any help appreciatedSmile


Aug 26, 2008 8:31

If anyone else wonders:-)

If you want to have automatic login via AD you have to uncheck "Anonymous users" in the IIS manager. If you still want to allow access for anonymous users on parts of the site you have to set up an additional site in IIS with anonymous login allowed and forms authentication. Set up the two sites to use the same database.

PS, thanks to Øyvind at EPiServer...


Sep 01, 2008 8:21


i have a Intranet and users should be logged in automatically (AD).

"Anonymous users" in the IIS manager is unchecked but the access is not automatic.

Users have to insert username and password.

Maybe depends on "Authenticated access" ?

There is 4 options:

- Integrated Windows authentication (checked)

- Digest authentication for windows domain servers (unchecked)

- Basic authentication (unchecked)

- .NET Passport authentication (unchecked)


Edited, Sep 23, 2009 7:49
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