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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Configuring Authentication Providers

This section demonstrates the configuration of forms-based authentication (FBA) using an ASP.NET SQL Server authentication provider. Additional information about configuration and examples for authentication providers can be found on MSDN and TechNet.

The configuration for FBA requires the following major steps:

  1. Modify the web.config file in the extranet web application to include the membership provider and role manager for the authentication provider. This step enables the proper behavior of the people picker in the web application.
  2. Modify the web.config file in the Central Administration web application to include the membership provider and role manager for the authentication provider. This step enables ...

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