WindowsTokenRoleProvider IsInRole

Posted on 2011-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have an intranet app where I am allowing access to certain pages based on the department the user belongs.  Works fine in debug mode, but when I deploy to my local IIS, my code does not work properly.  

I am using

            var User = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.User;
            var wi = new WindowsTokenRoleProvider();
                if (wi.IsUserInRole(User.Identity.Name, "Domain\\RSExecutive").ToString().ToLower() == "true")
                    Session.Add("manager", "Yes");
                    Session.Add("manager", "No");

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Works fine debugging.  I get a value of True as expected. Once I publish, I get False, which is incorrect.. Windows Authentication mode, impersonation set to true, and Role provider is AspNetWindowsTokenRoleProvider

This is a 2010 environment and in 4.0

Thanks in advance.
Question by:rmartin15
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Author Comment

ID: 36556229
Sorry, another clue I should've mentioned.

Debugging,  my domain\username is displayed per the design.  Published,   No username is displayed.  So something in the published environment prevents my windows account info from being read.


Expert Comment

ID: 36556618
Try to check the value of User.IsAuthenticated. See if it's false.

Author Comment

ID: 36556671

I did that and the user is not Authenticated
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Expert Comment

ID: 36556748
Make sure WindowsAuthentication is not disabled. and see for reference.

Now make that page restricted to logged in users through web.config, then upon visiting that page you'll see a login form. Enter details and check your result.

Expert Comment

ID: 36556766
or Try using following code in web.config
        <anonymousAuthentication enabled="false"/>
        <windowsAuthentication enabled="true" />

I've disabled anonymousAuthentication to make login form show.

Author Comment

ID: 36557677
HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error
The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.

Here is the error I receive when going to my website

This configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode="Deny" or the legacy allowOverride="false".

I'll look into resolving this issue.

Accepted Solution

guramrit earned 500 total points
ID: 36558179
I've reproduced this error on my side too.
Now, you'll need to made some changes to applicationhost.config, which you can find at %systemroot%\System32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config.

1. look this file for
    <add name="WindowsAuthenticationModule" lockItem="true" />
               and change it to
     <add name="WindowsAuthenticationModule" lockItem="false" />

2. <section name="anonymousAuthentication" overrideModeDefault="Deny" />
     <section name="anonymousAuthentication" overrideModeDefault="Allow" />

3. <section name="windowsAuthentication" overrideModeDefault="Deny" />
    <section name="windowsAuthentication" overrideModeDefault="Allow" />

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by:Amandeep Singh Bhullar
ID: 37913931
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