Authentication Tab, ASP.NET Configuration Settings Dialog Box
The Authentication tab of the ASP.NET Configuration Settings dialog box lets you manage authentication of user accounts and roles for the current Web site. ASP.NET Authentication is the process of obtaining identification credentials, such as a user name and password from a user account, for validating the credentials against some authority. For a complete description of how ASP.NET implements authentication, see ASP.NET Authentication.
The MMC snap-in for ASP.NET works with IIS 6.0 or earlier. The IIS 7.0 administration tool includes the functionality of the ASP.NET MMC tool. For more information, see ASP.NET and IIS Configuration.
The Authentication tab also provides support to add, remove, and configure membership providers and role management for the current Web application. ASP.NET role management lets you specify the resources that user accounts in your application have access to. Role management lets you treat groups of user accounts as a unit by assigning user accounts to roles. For more information about ASP.NET role management, see Understanding Role Management.
You can create and use custom membership providers in your Web application. For a complete description of how to implement a custom membership provider, see Implementing a Membership Provider.
The settings that you make on the Authentication tab apply to the Web site that you selected before opening the Properties dialog box.
Configuration settings can be inherited. Settings can be defined in the Machine.config file, which acts as the base configuration for all Web sites on the server. For more information about ASP.NET configuration files, see ASP.NET Configuration File Hierarchy and Inheritance.
For information about ASP.NET Configuration Settings, see ASP.NET Configuration Overview
To display the Authentication tab of the ASP.NET Configuration Settings dialog box
In Microsoft Windows, open Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
IIS Manager appears.
Under Internet Information Services, expand Servername (local computer), expand Web Sites, right-click either Websitename or Default Website, and then click Properties.
The Web Site Properties dialog box appears.
Click the ASP.NET tab, and then click Edit Configuration.
The ASP.NET Configuration Settings dialog box appears.
Click the Authentication tab.