IIS 7 & IIS 8
Managed Pipline Mode: Classic - using forms authentication
Last post Jan 30, 2007 04:55 AM by thomad
Jan 29, 2007 06:15 PM|LINK
I was wondering if anybody has figured out how to have all requests for .asp pages use the asp.net forms authentication using the Classic pipeline mode?
The reason I don't want to use Integrated is so I don't need to carry 2 web.config files for my applications for the XP developers and Vista developers. We are testing Vista as a development platform and so far this is hanging us up as our staging/production
environments are Win2k3/IIS 6.
Jan 29, 2007 07:51 PM|LINK
You can have the same web.config which can be used in classic/inegrated mode in vista as well a downlevel - look at this post for an example of how to create such web.config file -
To have all requests go to asp.net in classic mode, you have to do the same thing as in previous IIS versions, register aspnet_isapi.dll as a wildcard application mapping (or *-ScriptMap) - the config entry would look something like
<add name="Aspnet-Wildcard" path="*" verb="*" modules="IsapiModule" scriptProcessor="...\aspnet_isapi.dll" requireAccess="None" resourceType="Unspecified" preCondition="classicMode,runtimeVersionv2.0" />
of course, you may to have to add addtional lines to handle different asp.net versions/bitness, if you want to.
Jan 30, 2007 04:55 AM|LINK
Another option if you want to use Integrated Mode:
If you use ASP.NET 2.0 you should be covered because ASP.NET ignores the system.webServer section due to this entry in machine.config:
<section name="system.webServer" type="System.Configuration.IgnoreSection, System.Configuration, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />
If you use ASP.NET 1.1 you can put the same entry in its machine.config file and ASP.NET 1.1 will simply ignore IIS <system.webServer> entries in your web.config files. This allows you to work in Integrated Mode on IIS7 and continue to work as usual on XP