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Running a SharePoint App From Your Own Copy of the Layouts Folder

Did you ever want to tinker with some of the ASPX pages in the layouts folder of the SharePoint hive? You might want to customize the appearance of application.master, for example. Or, you might want to diverge from the released

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Adding Users With SharePoint Forms Based Authentication

Some folks have found my blog by searching for “how to add users to SharePoint with Forms Based Authentication.” In my second article on FBA, I mostly pointed to other sites at which people have done a nice job describing

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Adventures in SharePoint Forms Based Authentication – Part 4

This fourth and last part of my FBA mini-series (here are links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), is about permissions. You’re using Forms Based Authentication which stores the information about all those “outsider” users in SQL Server

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Adventures in SharePoint Forms Based Authentication – Part 3

Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on Forms Based Authentication in SharePoint began painting a mental picture of how FBA works. What might not be clear is how the user gets presented with a form for logging in.

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Adventures in SharePoint Forms Based Authentication – Part 2

As I said in Part 1, you can get FBA fully set up by using Andrew Connell’s cookbook HOWTO: Configuring a Office SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Site with Dual Authentication Providers and Anonymous Access. Before you dive into the steps,

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Adventures in SharePoint Forms Based Authentication – Part 1

In SharePoint, the out-of-the-box path to happiness is for your SharePoint users to also be Windows users. But what if you want an Internet-facing SharePoint site to serve outsiders, people who are not members of your organization, who do not

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