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IIS authentication with Local accounts.

By mark.parker ·
We have an IIS 6.0 server that is a member of a domain. I would like to create a local account on the server and use this account for authentication to a secure directory.

I create the account locally on the web server (so the account has "log on locally" permissions) and set the account to have read NTFS permissions to the secure directory.

In the IIS admin I remove anonymous access and leave only Integrated Windows Authentication for the secure directory

Now when attempting to log in it prompts for the login details, and I am unable to have IIS recognise the local account I created.

I have tried using just <username> and <local-server-name>\<username> to no avail.

Is there a step I am missing, or should I be using another combination with the credentials.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks

MP

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by G... In reply to IIS authentication with L ...

I'd say that if it's a part of a domain, create the account in the domain controller. I never tried to go through local user on the IIS to login but it sounds like not the point of this and I never heard that it's actually working. But maybe...
Now, for your prob, ... Are you trying to log on the computer when sitting there or through a net? I will assume that it's locally 'cause if not, it'll not work when you checked log on locally.
From there, have you tried to log in as another one to access something unimportant? It may give you informations and check you log. IIS logs all attemp to log in.

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