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I have a web application with multiple site collection. I have enabled form based authentication with custom login page. For windows authentication user I have a button on this page which opens up default authentication login pop up. below is URL which I used:

http://abcuniversity/_windows/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_layouts%2f15%2fAuthenticate.aspx%3fSource%3d%252F%255Fwindows%252Fdefault%252Easpx&Source=%2F_windows%2Fdefault.aspx

But this URL is working for only root site collection. It is not working with /sites/college1 path site collection. It throws HTTP 404 error.

http://abcuniversity/sites/college1/_windows/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_layouts%2f15%2fAuthenticate.aspx%3fSource%3d%252F%255Fwindows%252Fdefault%252Easpx&Source=%2F_windows%2Fdefault.aspx

Is there any way to do this?

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  • Can you add the complete URL that is failing Aug 2, 2016 at 14:47
  • I have updated my question with both URLs. Aug 3, 2016 at 7:35

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Try to configure the managed path of this web application by following the mentioned steps below :

  • in Central Administration > Application Management > manage Web Application > Select your application > from the above ribbon > select Managed path > Make Sure the WildCard Inclusion for sites have been added if not try to add it.

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  • I am also here if you need any clarification , Aug 3, 2016 at 8:01
  • sites is default managed path created by SharePoint. And as far as I know it is wildcard inclusion. Aug 4, 2016 at 7:50
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I got this working with below URL:

http://abcuniversity/_login/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fsites%2fcollege1%2f_layouts%2f15%2fAuthenticate.aspx%3fSource%3d%252Fsites%252Fcollege1&Source=%2Fsites%2Fcollege1

It still uses root site URL as login but uses separate site collection URL to redirect once User is authenticated.

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  • Good to hear that but What was the problem . is it redirect now correctly and dynamically for all subsite without error ? Aug 5, 2016 at 12:05
  • I need to change Return URL manually for each site collection manually. I am looking for dynamic solution if there is any. Aug 6, 2016 at 7:19

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