Authentication

The synergy between Internet Information Services and Windows 2000 provides for some of the most powerful access control functionality of any Web server on the Internet. You can control access to files, folders, and applications by using a variety of security mechanisms. But the most important of these is the capability to control access for individual users and groups of users. The previous chapter discussed NTFS security as the heart of Internet Information Services security. To take advantage of this feature, Internet Information Services must first identify the user connecting to the service.

In Internet Information Services 5, you can select among four different access control methods. The first three were also included in ...

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