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Solved: What are the recommended authentication settings in IIS 10 for ASP.NET Core MVC application


I have created a ASP.NET Core 5.0 MVC application using environment as below:

  • SQL Server 2019 for the database and Entity Framework.
  • ASP.NET Core Identity for Authentication and Authorization.
  • Visual Studio 2019
  • IIS 10.0

These are the tables in my database that have the users and roles.

Tables in my database that have the users and roles.

When I publish my application with Visual Studio 2019, I usually publish to a Folder and then push the files to my website folder on IIS 10. In IIS Manager, I was looking at the Authentication settings for my Site and these are the options.

I was looking at the Authentication settings for my Site and these are the options.

If I use ASP.NET Core Identity for Authentication and Authorization, which of these settings do I need to Enable or Disable for my website?


Is there some other Setting that I need to set on my website so I can use ASP.NET Core Identity?


Either ASP.NET Impersonation or Anonymous Authentication will work.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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