IIS: Basic and Digest Authentication
This scenario simply configures the web server, IIS 7.5, to require valid credentials before allowing any access to the Logi application.
When using BasicAuthentication, user login credentials are sent to the web server in plain text, without any encryption. Anyone attempting to compromise your system security could intercept network messages and examine the unencrypted credentials. This security method is not recommended for use on public networks. DigestAuthentication improves on this by sending hashed credentials.
To configure your Logi Application for either type of authentication:
- Using the IIS Manager utility, select your Logi application, and then select the Authentication feature.
- Disable the Anonymous Authentication option, as shown above.
- Enable the Basic Authentication or Digest Authentication option, as shown above.
- Exit the feature and restart the appropriate Application Pool.
Now, when your Logi application is browsed, users will see the dialog box shown above and will have to provide valid credentials for your network domain before seeing the Logi application.