Configure digest authentication for a claims-based web application in SharePoint 2013

You can configure digest authentication for one or more zones in a SharePoint 2013 claims-based web application. A web application is an Internet Information Services (IIS) web site that SharePoint 2013 creates and uses. Zones represent different logical paths for gaining access to the same web application. Within each web application, you can create up to five zones. A different web site in IIS represents each zone. Use zones to enforce different access and policy conditions for large groups of users. To configure digest authentication for one or more zones in a SharePoint 2013 web application, use IIS Manager console, instead of SharePoint Central Administration.

 

 

Use IIS Manager console to configure IIS to enable digest authentication for one or more of the following zones for a claims-based web application

Default

Intranet

Extranet

 

 

To configure IIS to enable digest authentication

  1. Verify that you are a member of the Administrators group on the server on which you are configuring IIS.
  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager to start IIS Manager console.
  3. Expand Sites in the console tree, and then click the IIS web site that corresponds to the web application zone on which you want to configure digest authentication.
  4. In Features View, in IIS, double-click Authentication.
  5. In Features View, in Authentication, right-click Digest Authentication, and then click Enable.
  6. Right-click Digest Authentication, and then click Edit.
  7. In the Edit Digest Authentication Settings dialog box, in the Realm text box, type the appropriate realm, and then click OK.

    The realm is a DNS domain name or an IP address that will use the credentials that have been authenticated against your internal Windows domain. You must configure a realm name for digest authentication.

The web site is now configured to use digest authentication.

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