November 26, 2011

Enable Basic Authentication in IIS 7.5, option not visible

Enable Basic authentication in IIS 7.5 version. In previous version 6.0 it was easily available and used.

How to enable basic authentication in Internet information services 7 / 7.5

There are two ways to enable basic authentication in 7
1)  Enable authentication in control panel

a) Open control panel
b) click on Programs and Features
c)  click on Turn Windows features on off.. wait it may take some time to load...
d)  select Internet information services. expand it via clicking on + plus sign
drill down further... like in following snapshot.

Select Basic authentication like in picture and press ok.
e) Restart   IIS.. open command prompt with admin permission., type iisreset and enter..
or directly open the iis via typing inetmgr in run. and right click on iis icon in right top.. select stop... after that again right click on iis icon.. now select start

2) second way to enable the basic authentication:

Open command prompt with admin rights.

a) type cd
b) type c:
c) type cd %windir%\system32\inetsrv
d) type appcmd set config /section:basicAuthentication /enabled:true

press enter after each step.

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