troubleshooting Question

How to filter web.config for certain users

Avatar of SWRO
SWRO asked on
.NET Programming
2 Comments1 Solution912 ViewsLast Modified:

How does one filter certain Domain users via the web.config file?

For example, let's say you have 2 domains. Domain1 and Domain2. Furthermore, UserID's are prefixed with a certain character that allows you to identify who they are. Say, ABC.  I do not have direct access to AD, so there's no chance of me just shoving them into an AD Group. I have to look at them as individual users.

Given that, I want to say GRANT everyone in Domains 1 & 2 whose UserID starts with ABC.
<allow users="Domain1\ABC*, Domain2\ABC* " />
<deny users="*">

However, VS.NET barks at me when I try this and gives me the following error...
"Authorization rule names cannot contain the '*' character."

I know that I've seen people do this before, but I am at a loss to find an example.

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros