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Subject Topic: Ape and IIS7 anonymous user
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Joined: 12 January 2012
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Posted: 12 January 2012 at 2:58pm


I'm not sure if this works or not but we are trying to setup simple authentication to an IIS7 site. What we need to do is password protect just the entry point to the site and not
pass the credentials back to the application.

Server is Windows 2008, IIS7
Application pools are 2.0 running in Classic mode

I've installed the 45day trial of APE and setup .htaccess with the following:

# Helicon Ape version

# Authentication type
AuthType Basic
# Name of area authentication will be used for (aka realm)
AuthName "<our site name>"

# Authentication provider. Here - mod_authn_file
AuthBasicProvider file
# Info for mod_authn_file - path to password file
AuthUserFile c:\sites\main\.htpasswds
# Access will be granted to all authenticated users
Require valid-user

When I try accessing the site I get the username and password prompt, which I expect but then get a 401 error. In the IIS logs it shows:

System.ServiceModel.Security.MessageSecurityException: The HTTP request is unauthorized with client authentication scheme 'Anonymous'. The authentication header received
from the server was 'Basic realm=...

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Joined: 30 January 2007
Location: Ukraine
Posts: 10519
Posted: 13 January 2012 at 3:44am

Hello Garry

Please consider switching the pool to Integrated mode as it's required for Ape to operate correctly.
Also please make sure all Windows authentications except Anonymous are disabled in IIS.

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