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Windows Authentication in the Browser Interface
Posted by Jacob Fairbairn on 01 May 2013 09:16 PM

If you are a Customer-Hosted customer, you have the option to allow users to automatically log in to the EIOBoard Browser Interface based on their Windows credentials (if their Windows credentials match their EIOBoard credentials). This is a perfect way to take advantage of EIOBoard’s Active Directory Sync feature. Note: This feature requires you to run EIOBoard Server version 8.0.54 or higher. If your server is too low, you can upgrade here: EIOBoard Releases

Note: This article applies to Windows Authentication in the Browser Interface of EIOBoard (which is compatible with SharePoint). At this time, settings Windows Authentication for the Browser Interface prevents users from using the application. If you would like to set Windows Authentication for the Application or Outlook Add-In instead, follow the instructions in the following article:

Windows Authentication in the EIOBoard Application or Add-In

 

To set up Windows Authentication in the Browser Interface, follow the instructions below:

 
  1. First of all, you need to make sure that the Windows Authentication role is installed. If it is already installed, you can skip to step 10. If you are not sure, it does not hurt to still go through the following steps to check to see if it is installed.

  2. Open up the Server Manager.

  3. In the tree-explorer on the left, expand Roles and click on Web Server (IIS).

  4. Go to the Role Services section and click on Add Role Services.

  5. The Add Role Services window will pop up. Check the box next to Windows Authentication (Web Service > Security > Windows Authentication) and click . If this box is already checked with the word “(Installed)” next to it, then you’ve already installed Windows Authentication, and you can skip to step 10.

  6. It will confirm that you chose the correct Role to add. Click .

  7. The installation will take a few minutes. You can see the progress throughout the installation.

  8. When the installation is done, it will tell you that the installation succeeded. Click Close.

  9. If it prompts you to restart your server, do so now.

  10. Open up IIS (Internet Information Services). Browse to your EIOBoard website and click .

  11. In the Authentication screen, make sure the only enabled items are Anonymous Authentication and Windows Authentication. (You can enable/disable an item by right-clicking on it).

  12. Now you will need to edit the configuration file for your EIOBoard web site. Right-click on your EIOBoard website (on the left in IIS), and click Explore.

  13. Browse to the bottom of the Windows Explorer window and open the web.config file in Notepad.

  14. Near the top of the file (around line 30), you will see multiple lines that start with <add key=...>. Find the following line and change the value to true.

    <add key="EnableIISWindowsAuthentication" value="true" />

  15. Also change this value to true.

    <add key="AutoWindowsAuthentication" value="true" />

  16. Add read permissions to the UserPictures folder for "Domain Users".



  17. On your client PC's, add the website to the Locale Intranet.


As long as your Windows credentials exactly match your EIOBoard credentials, you will now be automatically logged into your EIOBoard Browser Interface!