ASP.Net Forms Authentication - Windows Identity Question - Guru needed

Posted on 2012-09-13
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Last Modified: 2012-09-25
Hello all,

I have an issue I was hoping not to run into but did.  So on my localhost I have an asp.net app that uses forms auth and I can't change it.   That is all set in the solution root web.config.  There is a subdirectory root that has its own web.config shown below.  On my local in debug I can get the user logged on name fine with:

Request.ServerVariables["LOGON_USER"] also tried the Security Principal identity still both are empty on prod server with IIS7.

But when I installed on IIS7 it also has anonymous enabled as well as basic and window auth.  I tried disabling anonymous access but got "Internet Explorer cannot display webpage".   I know I can't mix auth mode either in a subdirectory or that errors.  I really don't want to have to seperate out this stuff as it will be difficult but I have to get the windows auth name.  It works fine on my localhost running through VS though of course.

In my root config I tried impersonate=true as well.

This is in my subfolder where I am trying to get the logged on user.  The main root has the forms auth set in the web config auth settings.
<?xml version="1.0"?>
 Allow all users in this subfolder.
      <allow users="*" />

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Question by:sbornstein2
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by:Bob Learned
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I don't understand your question...are you asking how to get the identity for Forms Authentication user?
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Alan Warren earned 2000 total points
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Fairly sure Windows authentication was/is only intended for intranet, but apparently Mixed Mode Authentication is an option.

If you are hosting your own web site on your own server, it may be possible to expose a portion of your intranet as a hosted site by adding a virtual directory to your default site.

This <allow users="*" /> will allow anybody to the view the contents of the folder and won't invoke any authentication procedures. Think it should be <allow users="?" /> for authentication procedures to kick in.

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