SharePoint Claims Authentication problems with Active Directory

A quick post on problems with Forms Based Authentication – FBA.

If you get odd errors when you try to log in through forms authentication you might have a few problems with the following places:

  • Web.Configs are not configured properly – There are three places where you need to make configuration for your membership providers

http://www.boostsolutions.com/blog/sharepoint-2010-form-based-authentication-using-active-directory/

http://blog.morg.nl/2011/08/step-by-step-forms-based-authentication-fba-on-sharepoint-2010/

http://davidlozzi.com/2011/07/25/sharepoint-2010-forms-based-authentication-using-active-directory/

  • “Claims to Windows Token Service” server service need to be started from Central Administration -> “System Settings” -> “Manage services on Server”

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7195414/cannot-get-membership-provider-with-name-xxx-error-in-sharepoint-2010-fba

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