authentication Element [IIS Settings Schema]

IIS 7.0

NoteNote:

For more information about the authentication element, see the following topic on the Microsoft IIS.net Web site: Security Authentication <authentication>.

Specifies the section group that contains authentication sections.

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements for this section.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element

Description

anonymousAuthentication

Optional element.

Specifies the settings for Anonymous authentication.

basicAuthentication

Optional element.

Specifies the settings for Basic authentication.

clientCertificateMappingAuthentication

Optional element.

Specifies the settings Client Certificate Mapping authentication using Active Directory.

digestAuthentication

Optional element.

Specifies the settings for Digest authentication.

iisClientCertificateMappingAuthentication

Optional element.

Specifies the settings Client Certificate Mapping authentication using IIS.

windowsAuthentication

Optional element.

Specifies the settings for Windows authentication.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

configuration

Specifies the root element in every configuration file that is used by IIS 7.

system.webServer

Specifies the top-level section group (in ApplicationHost.config) in which this element is defined.

security

Specifies the section group that contains security-related sections.

For more information about the authentication element, see the following topic on the Microsoft IIS.net Web site: Security Authentication <authentication>.

Configuration locations

Machine.config

ApplicationHost.config

Root application Web.config

Application Web.config

Directory Web.config

Requirements

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0

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