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Automating Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Shannon Bray, Gary Lapointe

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Configure Claims Mode Authentication

Whether or not to configure a Web Application to use Claims-Based Authentication is an architecture decision that requires thought and planning. From the perspective of the user interface, it is simply a radio button that toggles a few features. However, there are some underlying differences between how SharePoint works as a product based on this choice. While Claims-Based Authentication offers some incredible flexibility, not all pieces of SharePoint are Claims-compatible.

One of the core changes from SharePoint 2007 is that now it is required that you configure Forms-Based Authentication with Claims mode. This does increase the number of steps needed to configure Forms-Based Authentication because now you ...

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