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Forms Authentication in MOSS 2007: IFs and WHYs

Part 3 of 4 : Portal Creation


This part centers on portal creation as the last preparatory step in implementing forms authentication in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

1. To start, let us open our SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration. In the Application Management tab, under SharePoint Web Application Management, click  Create or Extend Web Application, then Create a New Web Application. Below is the illustration.



2. In the Create New Web Application page, complete the following items, then click OK.

a. IIS Web Site

i. Select Create a New IIS Web Site

ii. Description – SharePoint-5050

iii. Port – 5050

iv. Host Header – Leave Blank

v. Path – C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\5050

b. Security Configuration

i. Authentication Provider – NTLM

ii. Allow Anonymous – No

iii. Use Secure Sockets Layer – No

c. Load Balance URK

i. URL – http://servername:5050

ii. Zone-Default

d. Application Pool

i. Select Create New Application Pool

ii. Application Pool Name – SharePoint-5050

iii. Select Configurable

iv. User Name – administratoraccount

v. Password – password

e. Reset Internet Information Services

i. Select Restart IIS Manually

f. Database Name and Authentication

i. Database Server – servername

ii. Database Name – PointContent-5050

iii. Select Windows Authentication

3. Upon creation of our new web application, as figured below, we will be prompted by an Application Created page. As instructed on the page, let us run first “iisreset /noforce” to finish the creation of our new IIS web site before firing the Create Site Collection link.


WHY “iisreset /noforce”? To avoid forcing the internet services to stop if stopping it precisely fails.

4. Click Create Site Collection link to create our Demonstration Portal. Below are the settings:

a. Web Application – http://servername:5050

b. Title and Description

i. Title – Demonstration Portal

ii. Description – For demonstration purposes only.

c. Web Site Address – http://servername:5050/

d. Template Selection – Publishing Portal

e. Primary Site Collection Administrator – administratoraccount

f. Quota Temple – No Quota


If you accidentally closed the Application Created page before site creation, we could access the Create Site Collection link from the Application Management page.


5. Finally, let us browse http://servername:5050 to check our newly created portal. Below is the illustration.



End of Part 3 of 4


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