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Now that I have enabled Forms Based Authentication (FBA) on my sharepoint site, there is an extra Sign-In page where I have to select what type of authentication I wish to use. I pretty much want users to only use FBA. Therefore this step is redundant.

If I disable "Windows Authentication" in the "Edit Authentication" menu in Central Admin, it states that my site will no longer be able to be crawled. I obviously still want my site to be searchable.

So how do I remove this extra Sign-In step without removing Windows Authentication?

Extra Sign-In Step

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Extend the Web Application to create two zones - one can be Windows Authentication only, that will allow your content to be crawled. The second can be FBA only, allowing the users to login directly.

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You can create a custom login page that changes the functionality. Here is an example:

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