IIS ASP.Net Developer Support Group comes with its own Weblog

Recently we have come up with a dedicated blog site for IIS support group. Our aim is to include topics which will be of relevance to end users with regard to troubleshooting, and technical readiness for IIS ASP.Net including the latest in offering i.e. IIS 7.0. Using this as a medium we will try to…

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Certificate Trust List not being honored by IIS 5.0/6.0/7.0?

Something one should be aware of if one is dealing with Client certificate and assuming Certificate Trust List (CTL) will limit the list of Trusted Certificate Authorities (CA’s) being sent to the client during the initial SSL handshake. In IIS 5.0 Post MS04-011 update and IIS 6.0/7.0 using CTL’s you cannot limit the list of…

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How to achieve a feature similar to single logon for multiple web applications using Basic authentication

  Here is something which I recently figured out. This may be very simple to many but thought of sharing it for a wider audience.  Let’s say you have two ASP.Net web applications running on two different servers.Now, assuming you have a constraint wherein you cannot use Windows integrated authentication (in cases where in you have some…

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Case Study: Host header, IP and Port combinations within IIS

  Talking about IIS website configurations when it comes to IP Address, Port, Host headers cause a lot of confusion to many Web Administrators. Here I will be going (a bit of unnecessary details though) to explain how the configuration resolves to Websites when a web request comes to IIS. Environment IIS6.0 I have multiple IP addresses for my…

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Client Certificate revisited….How to troubleshoot client certificate related issues

Well, I am back to Client certificate again, guess the reason being a lot of support calls that we getting off late are related to any of the following four errors, especially the first two. 403.7 403.13 403.16 403.17 ( I will cover .16 and .17 very briefly since they are very self-explanatory and easy to…

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