I have a public facing site for community to exchange information efficiently. I have different subsites within that site. I want to provide users forms based authentication to log in to the system. To initiate this process, i want to provide login request form to users, to send a request to administrator to provide user authentication. Towards Administrator side i want to populate a list of all of the users and there information that are pending and can be approved my administrator for login.

I have previously sucessfully applied Forms based authentication in wss 3.0 sites. Can anyone provide me right suggestions to accomplish this task sucessfully.

Thank You


First you'll need to enable anonymous access to a list so users can submit requests.

Check out my blog on how to setup FBA using .Net membership class and SQL: http://davidlozzi.com/2011/07/15/sharepoint-2010-claims-based-authentication-using-net-sql-membership-provider/ This will walk you through setting up the DB and sites for FBA.

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  • Sure thing, that's a unique identifier for the authentication provider to grab all users for your app. Feb 24 '12 at 16:36
  • I applied your steps, but when creating site collection it doesnt recognise user admin1 when setting primary site collection administrator. Any thoughts on that. Feb 24 '12 at 17:22
  • did you do the same steps and same application name for the central admin web.config file, and the web service? Feb 24 '12 at 17:30
  • Yes i applied all of the steps in 3 webconfig files Feb 24 '12 at 18:07

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