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  1. Anu
    Anu avatar
    72 posts
    17 Jun 2010
    27 May 2011
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    We are having a site developed in sitefinity 4.0.
    we want to put this site on staging server (Test server - for external users)
    we need to give password protection for this site.

    (IIS - Right click on website - select properties of the website go to Directory Security Tab and click on edit , then uncheck “Enable anonymous connection” and activate checkmark for “Basic authentication”)

    After removing anonymous connections, our site(front end) is working fine.
    But if i tried to login into sitefinity - pages then it is givng me error - "Security Settings for this services require Anonymous Authentication, but it is not enabled for the IIS application that host this service."

    I am not able to modify my pages on staging.
    Please help.Its very urgent.

    Thanks :)

  2. Victor Velev
    Victor Velev avatar
    1345 posts
    06 Jul 2015
    27 May 2011
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    Hello Anu,

    Sitefinity needs to have Anonymous authentication enabled to function properly. Otherwise you will ( like in your case ) encounter issues regarding the access to certain parts of the website.

    If you want somehow to restrict people from accessing your website, you can enable windows authentication. You can take a look at our documentation for more information about this possibility.

    There is also another option - you can restrict the access to only a number of IP addresses or by domain name. Please review this article.

    Victor Velev
    the Telerik team
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