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IIS 4.0 Basic Authentication Using an HTML Form

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Hello all,

I'm am using basic authentication with SSL to protect portions of a website. I want to use an html form to pass the Username and Password to the site instead of having the Username and Password prompt display. Can I supply that information to the requesting HTTP Authentication Header?

Thanks in advance,

-rg
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Oops,

I forgot to add that I'm running IIS 4.0.

Thanks,

-rg
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by:yolish
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I don't think it is possible to disable the username and password prompt. You can still use anonymous authentication and create a login form utilizing your security certificate.
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Could you elaborate on the security certificate?

Thanks,

-rg
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by:yolish
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I guess... what exactly are you trying to do?
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I think you need to use ADSI to do this. But it is a bit tough to do so. Actually I am doing this too but using IIS 5.5.
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The problem I encounter is how to get the correct ADSPath. It is hard for me to get the correct DN components.
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The problem I encounter is how to get the correct ADSPath. It is hard for me to get the correct DN components.
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a different approach would be to acquire a Digital Certificate from Verisign and create your own security model. Utilizing a database you can create a users table that has a username and password and whatever other data you want to collect about the users and then have a login screen.

Then set a cookie or use session variables (wouldn't recommend until ASP.NET) and have a piece of code at the top of every protected page that verifies that the user is logged in...
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reject the proposed answer and i'll tell you how to do this

don't propose an answer when you "think" it will work. it needs to be a specific solution
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h9925631:

Thanks for your comments, however I am familiar with ADSI, but that is the solution I'm looking for.

Thanks again

-rg
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You have 2 options:

#1 - Use NT challenge response.  This takes the current NT login and gives you that information, but you can only use Internet Explorer (Netscape is not supported, go figure)

#2 - Either build or purchase a component, best bet is aspuser.com

good luck
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As recommended

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