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Posted on 2002-03-08
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OK, I'm trying to get to a page via:
http://user:name@www.url.com

The directory it's going to has only got "Anonymous Access" checked in Authentication methods because if I set 'basic authentication' to 'on' and turn 'anonymous' off, I get my Authentix box popping up asking for a password, which doesn't exist, so I never get in.

I need the system to pull the user name and password from the url I use via http:authorization so I can match them against a database of allowed users for that resource.
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It won't happen.
Anonymous authentication takes precdence over all the authnetication mechanism. If you have set the authentication method for your site to "Anonymous" only, then IIS does not care to authenticate anybody. Thats the way IIS works. If you have mixed mode of authentication mechanism specified, even then user will be logged in as Anonymous. IIS only tries to invoke other authentication methods if it tries to access a resource that is not accessible to the anonymous user.
So your method of specifying username in the URL is not going to work. The authorization will always stay blank because thats what you have specified in your virtual directory setting.
If you wantt o keep using anonymous authentication, then you will have to make user login through a login form and then keep track of that through session vartiable or cookies or whatever method you prefer for state management.

Or you will have to provide the username/pwd in the query string

http://www.foo.com?user=bar&pwd=baz


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