Running Windows Authentication with IIS Express

August 6, 2015 at 10:18 AMMadestro

You may run into a situation where you have configured your site to run Windows authentication but you get an authentication error when you try to browse it during a debug session.

To fix this issue, you need to edit the Application Host file for IIS and enable Windows authentication. You can find the file here:

\My Documents\IISExpress\config\applicationhost.config

Find the <security> section inside the <system.webServer> node and enable Windows authentication as follows:

<system.webServer>
...
  <security>
...
    <authentication>
      <windowsAuthentication enabled="true" />
    </authentication>
...
  </security>
...
</system.webServer>

And that's all there is to it. :-)

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