Orchestrating Kerberos Authentication …. SPN Cheat Sheet

When it comes to orchestrating Kerberos authentication on IIS websites most people get it wrong when the question of Service Principal Names (SPN) comes up. Microsoft PSS gets a huge number of such issues. When you set a SPN you are telling the Key Distribution Centre (KDC) that a service of this type and this…

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Visual Studio Debugging websites that require client certificates

Just when I was too confident about my Visual Studio F5 skills I encountered the devil 🙂  Not a very common scenario but consider you are developing a website off an IIS server and you need to debug it. The only catch is that the website is configured to require client certificates on IIS. The…

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IIS 6.0 Recovering websites from a stale metabase.xml

     The metabase is a repository for most IIS configuration settings. It resides as a plaintext XML file metabase.xml in the systemroot\System32\Inetsrv folder. All the websites and their corresponding settings are stored in this file.      The problem with this file is that even though it is plain text xml we cannot copy it over…

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A tryst with MSIL

    Any ASP.NET developer should be knowing that when his/her .NET application is compiled, the high-level code written in C# or Visual Basic .NET is compiled into the intermediate language MSIL. It is this MSIL that the Common Language Runtime (CLR) actually expects when the application is run. The CLR then converts the MSIL into…

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Enter the Leo!

Vijay jumps on the blogging bandwagon. Let’s see how this works out…        I guess that I should start by saying who I am and what I do. My name is Vijayshinva Karnure and I work for Microsoft at India. My role involves helping developers and system admins troubleshoot their IIS, ASP and ASP.NET…

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