Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Using Forms Authentication in WSS 3.0

There are a million places that have the instructions on how to do this, but there's one caveat: you need to include the application name in the providers section of your web.config file.

Here's a link to a good tutorial on how to get everything done, just make sure when you get to the part where you're pasting in the membership section you put the IIS Application name (not necessarily the description, go to the properties of the web application and find out what the actual application name is). If you're copying from machine.config the default application name will be '/'. If you don't change it it won't work.