How is Microsoft Active Directory used with ASP.net 4

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I have a project where I am told I will have to use Microsoft Active Directory with ASP.net 4 to hold user data and permissions. I need to find out more about how this is done and need some guidance or articles on the subject.

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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Active Directory and ASP.NET is a pretty broad question, so I guess you are looking for a point in the right direction.

What you would be looking for is resources that talk about LDAP authentication.  The usual approach is to have a web site with Forms authentication, where you accept a user name and password, then query the Active Directory server to verify the correct information.

Here is an example in an MSDN article:

Active Directory Domain Services Authentication from ASP .NET
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms180890(v=VS.90).aspx
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
In addition to what [TheLearnedOne] says, you can also force Windows Authentication for the site on the server side, by turning off Anonymous access and enabling Integrated, Digest or Basic authentication.
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
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