I have a web application that uses forms-based authentication. As part of the process of setting this up (e.g. these instructions), I need to register the FBA membership and role providers in Central Admin by adding entries for them in Central Admin's web.config.
I'm a bit wary of fiddling with Central Admin's web.config for something seemingly unrelated to it. I guess I have two related questions: why does CA web.config need to know about these providers, and is it an absolute requirement that it does (i.e. can I get away without adding the providers to CA web.config, or will things go wrong if I don't.)