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The following steps are required to gain access to a Web page that requires authentication ( A>0):
Note At this point, if the authentication level is set to 2, but no users are listed in the administrator list, the user is granted access as an Administrator. This is done for ease of initial setup. However, be aware that the AdminUserslist on the Web server computer should be configured appropriately and as soon as possible, or else the first user to access the site, and who also passes step 1, will be given Administrator privileges. As a result, users could use the administration page to lock themselves in as the Administrator.
The Administrative group check is performed only when using NTLM authentication. The user-name check is done for both types of authentication.
The authentication registry keys support individual users and groups, as well as the ability to exclude specific users and groups. For more information, see User Lists.
Last updated on Friday, April 02, 2004