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i m trying to enable FBA mode in my sharepoint. Followed all tutorials from msdn and blogs. but i am still not able to make it working. here is how my web.config looks like

<connectionStrings>
<add name="ADConnectionString" connectionString="LDAP://sharepoint2" />
</connectionStrings>

<trust level="Full" originUrl="" />

<authentication mode="Forms">
  <forms loginUrl="/_layouts/login.aspx" />
</authentication>
<identity impersonate="true" />
<authorization>
  <allow users="*" />
</authorization>


<membership defaultProvider="ADMembershipProvider">
  <providers>
    <add name="ADMembershipProvider" type="System.Web.Security.ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider" connectionStringName="ADConnectionString" connectionUsername="cn=sharepoint2\administrator" connectionPassword="*******" enableSearchMethods="true" attributeMapUsername="sAMAccountName" />
  </providers>
</membership>

please help me to resolve this issue. thanks in advance.

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  • What happens? Any errors? – Shoban Oct 5 '11 at 12:07
  • this is the error which i get when i try to login as admin of site Unable to establish secure connection with the server (C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\****\web.config line 123) – Saghir A. Khatri Oct 6 '11 at 3:42
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Try this one:

   <add name="AspNetActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider"
         type="System.Web.Security.ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider" 
         applicationName="adtest"
         connectionUsername="cn=actualUser"
         connectionPassword="actualUsersPassword"
         connectionStringName="LocalAD">

   </add>

Hope this helps

  • same error :( i used "/" instead of "adtest in applicationName – SAK Oct 11 '11 at 8:31
  • Check your LDAP string connectons – naijacoder Oct 12 '11 at 7:44
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Not sure if your connection string needs to be a little more specific (point to a container with users in it). However, it sounds like you're not even getting that far. Try removing the 'cn=' from the connectionUsername attribute (i.e. make it <domain>\<username>).

  • i tried it. but same error :( – SAK Oct 11 '11 at 8:29

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