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ASP.NET - Display Images on Forms-Based Authentication Site

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I'm building a new site using ASP.NET / VB.NET and am taking advantage of the form-based authentication that is built in.  Well, the login works fine, but I am unable to include stylesheets or images on the login page.  They apparently are blocked because the user is not authenticated.  Is there a way to "unblock" css and image files and still use forms-based authentication, or am I going to have to go with plain text for my login page?
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Question by:AshleyBryant
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Odd...would like to see you web.config file and what you did...but maybe try this:

</configuration>

<location path="LOGIN_PAGE_NAME.aspx">
      <system.web>
    <authorization>
        <allow users="*" />
    </authorization>
    </system.web>
</location>

</configuration>

Try to add these <location> tags in between your configuration tabs (just change loginpagename.aspx).
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by:AshleyBryant
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Here's my web.config.  I did it the same way that they suggested in Wrox's "Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 with VB.NET 2003":

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<configuration>
    <appSettings>
        <add key="connString" value="Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=DSNAME;Initial Catalog=DATABASE;User Id=USER;Password=PASS;" />
    </appSettings>
    <system.web>
        <authentication mode="Forms">
            <forms name=".pesvaliduser" loginUrl="login.aspx" protection="All" timeout="20" />
        </authentication>
        <authorization>
            <deny users="?" />
        </authorization>
    </system.web>
</configuration>
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Hey qlsac, those location tags took care of my problem.  thanks much.  I knew it had to be something simple that I was just overlooking.
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