IIS Manager with Smart Card to remote web server? [Answered]RSS

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Last post Jan 16, 2019 10:50 PM by LittleNickey

  • IIS Manager with Smart Card to remote web server?

    Jan 10, 2019 04:18 PM|LittleNickey|LINK

    I'd like to manage a IIS server remotely with the IIS Manager. When selecting "Connect to Server" I get prompted for user name and password, which works fine, however I'd like to use a smart card here instead.

    Is this at all possible? Should I be looking at the "Client Certificate Mapping Authentication" or is that only for websites, not IIS Manager?

    Thanks.

  • Re: IIS Manager with Smart Card to remote web server?

    Jan 11, 2019 09:07 AM|Jalpa Panchal|LINK

    Hi LittleNickey,

    We could set Client Certificate Mapping Authentication for a site as suggested in this article:
    https://support.oneidentity.com/active-roles/kb/225324/how-to-configure-iis-to-leverage-smart-card-authentication

    For a workaround you could try to configure that client certificate with remote management service by following below steps:
    1.open IIS manager select server node.
    2.select management service.
    3.ssl certificate.

    Regards,

    Jalpa.

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  • Re: IIS Manager with Smart Card to remote web server?

    Jan 13, 2019 05:51 AM|mahamr|LINK

    IIS Manager only support username/password authentication. There is no way to use client certs, Kerberos, or any other auth mechanism for it. And last I checked with the devs, there are no plans to change this. 

    You might instead look into the IIS Administration portal:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis-administration/

  • Re: IIS Manager with Smart Card to remote web server?

    Jan 16, 2019 10:50 PM|LittleNickey|LINK

    That’s a bummer, thanks for the answer though!

    I will definitely look into the IIS Admin Portal, thanks for the tip!