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Inside Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 by Daniel Larson, Ted Pattison

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Authentication, Authorization, and Identities

WSS does not perform any authentication on its own. Instead, WSS relies on either Internet Information Services (IIS) or the ASP.NET Framework to perform authentication. When WSS is configured to use Integrated Windows Authentication, IIS together with the operating system of the Web server authenticates the user against a Windows user account (which could be either a local or domain account). When WSS is configured to use Forms Authentication, an ASP.NET authentication provider authenticates the user against some other type of user accounts repository, such as a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Although WSS does not perform authentication, it does manage user identities and perform authorization. After ...

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