Enabling MySites with Forms Based Authentication sites

Sunday, March 4, 2007 2:27 PM

[via Stacy Draper]

Back in October of last year, I posted an article the documented how to setup a Publishing site with two authentication paths: one being Windows Auth and not anonymous, the other with Forms Based Authentication. Been quite a popular post… with 91 comments since October 21, 2006!

» HOWTO: Configuring a Office SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Site with Dual Authentication Providers and Anonymous Access

Aside from quite a few “it doesn’t work” comments that were usually resolved from a typo in a web.config, by far the most popular question was about My Sites and how FBA “breaks” My Sites. Thankfully this isn’t the case and the “break” is not a bug or problem after all. The “issue” is that My Sites require profiles and a Shared Service Provider (SSP). I’d been meaning to go back and write a follow up to that post on how you setup My Sites with it, but alas, where’s the time!

Thankfully Dan Attis has written a fantastic post on how to do just this. In Part 2 of his two-part FBA article, he documents how to set it up. Makes a great add-on to my original post!

» Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Forms Based Authentication (FBA) w/MySites Walk-through - Part 2

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