Removing the SharePoint Sign In Link

Once I was asked to remove the Sign In link and deploy the site over the internet. Removing that link was easy, I simply opened the master page and removed the “wssuc:Welcome” control. I ran into a speed bump, how will the content manager be able to sign in and populate content and then sign out?

After digging for a while in the _layouts folder, I found out that the Authenticate.aspx will pop out the IIS windows authentication dialog and the SignOut.aspx will simply sign the user out.

For example,


Will pop out the sign in dialog


and to sign out use


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