How to Configure Forms Authentication for AD Self-Service Suite

1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the Connections pane on the left hand side, expand the Server node. Expand the Sites node. Expand the website that contains AD Self-Service Suite.

2. Right Click on adselfservice and select Manage Application > Advanced Settings.

3. On the Advanced Settings window that appears, click the on the ... ellipses button across from the Physical Path entry.

4. In the Browse For Folder window that appears, use the directory tree to change the Physical Path value to:

X:\Program Files (x86)\The Dot Net Factory\AD SelfService Suite\ADSelfServicerootForms

NOTE: If you have installed AD Self-Service Suite on a 64-bit operating system, replace any instance of

X:\Program Files
X:\Program Files (x86)

Replace X:\ with the drive letter where AD Self-Service Suite is installed. Click OK when finished.

5. In the Connections pane on the left hand side, expand the adselfservice application. With the adselfservice application selected, in the Features View pane, under the IIS section, double click on Authentication.

6. In the Authentication pane that appears, you may edit the Authentication types by clicking on the Authentication type to select it. Once selected, in the Actions pane on the right hand side, click Enable or Disable as needed. The Status column will show the current configuration of each Authentication type.

7. Repeat steps 5-6 for all of the AD Self-Service Suite IIS applications, ensuring that the Authentication types are configured as follows:

Adselfservice – Anonymous Authentication, Forms Authentication
Admin – ASP.NET Impersonation, Windows Authentication
ADPassword – Anonymous Authentication, Forms Authentication
ADWhitePages - Anonymous Authentication, Forms Authentication
ADInfo - Anonymous Authentication, Forms Authentication
GINA - Anonymous Authentication, ASP.NET Impersonation
HelpDeskRecovery - ASP.NET Impersonation, Windows Authentication
RecoveryCenter - Anonymous Authentication, Forms Authentication

8. Reload the AD Self-Service Suite website and verify that the forms authentication login appears as expected. You should no longer be prompted for Windows authentication.

For more information on AD Self-Service Suite please see the documentation.

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