Anonymous Website Access.... User issues
Posted on 2006-05-16
I have a website running on windows server 2003.
I setup some ftp accounts for FTP access, and I gave them modify/read/execute permissions for the web directory.
I also have the typical IUSR_HOSTNAME user that is setup by default to handle anonymous web access
I also setup an InternetGuest Group and IGuest User
When i go into the directory security of my website (through IIS manager), It asks me which account to use for anonymous access.
If I input one of my FTP accounts, then my website is viewable.
If I input IUSR_HOSTNAME, the website is not viewable (401.1 error - invalid credentials)
If I input IGuest, the website is not viewable (401.1 error - invalid credentials)
Just for fun, I promoted IGuest - I went into windows explorer and set the directory security settings there to allow modify/read/execute for InternetGuest users.
So, from my point of view it looks like IGuest and FTPUSERS have the same 'security' settings for this folder (the web folder)
Through the Local Security Policy Settings, I verified that IGuests have network access -- funny thing -- FTPUSERS aren't listed.
Any tips on how I can get IUSR_HOSTNAME or IGuest to work for anonymous access? I don't like having to put my FTP users in there (who have modify access!)