How to Configure Authentication For the Virtual Directory


In this article you will learn about how to configure Authentication for the Virtual Directory.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.

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In the Administrative Tools Wizard an option will be available named IIS Manager; double-click on this option to open it.

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Step 2

Now the IIS Manager Wizard will be opened, here on the left hand side the Connections Pane will be available. The Connection Pane will show your Server Name.


Expand your Server's Name. Now you will see a folder named Sites, this folder will contain all the sites that you have configured on IIS.

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Step 3

Expand this folder to see the Configured Sites and their Virtual Directories.

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Now click on the site on which the authentication process is to be performed and expand it. Under this site you will find the Virtual Directory that you had already created.

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Step 4

In the Features View an option will be available that will be named Authentication, double-click on it to open it.

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Now you Authentication Wizard will be opened, here you will see that many type of Authentications are available.

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Step 5

Right-click on any of the Authentications, you will then see that you can Enable, Disable or can Edit the Authentication from here, if you want to Disable or Enable any of the authentications then click on it.

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On clicking the Edit button you will see that you can provide the User Name for the Anonymous User Identity.

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Follow the same process for all types of authentication.