I've setup FBA for SharePoint 2010 following these instructions: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2010/07/09/sql-server-provider-for-claims-based-authentication-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx
It mostly works with one issue: I can't add FBA roles to SharePoint groups from Site Actions -> Site Settings -> People and groups. Here's what works:
- In Central Admin add FBA user to web application's User Policy.
- In Central Admin add FBA role to web application's User Policy.
- In SharePoint Site Settings add FBA user to any SharePoint group for the site (Owners, Visitors, Members, etc.)
So it's just trying in SharePoint Site settings to add an FBA role to a SharePoint group that isn't working. For instance I want all FBA users that are in the FBAUsers role to be in the Visitors group for this site, but I can't add the FBAUsers role to the Visitors group. When I try it has the squiggly red underline and won't let me finish adding it.
Any tips on where/how to troubleshoot? I've retraced my steps, compared web.config settings with the instructions, and as far as I can tell I've followed it to the letter.