How to Configure Forms based Authentication in SharePoint 2013

In this post, we will discuss different types of authentication in SharePoint 2013. Also, we can discuss how to configure windows authentication and also we will discuss how to configure forms-based authentication in SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint 2013 supports a variety of authentication methods and authentication providers for the following authentication types:

  • Windows authentication
  • Forms-based authentication
  • SAML token-based authentication

Windows Authentication in SharePoint 2013:

SharePoint 2013 Authentication
SharePoint 2013 Authentication

The authentication works at the web application level. SharePoint platform itself does not supply the actual code to authenticate users. Instead, the SharePoint platform relies on external user authentication systems such as Windows Server and Active Directory or the built-in support in ASP.NET for forms-based authentication (FBA). After an external system has authenticated a user and created a security token, the SharePoint platform is then able to create a profile around that security token to establish and track the user’s identity inside the SharePoint security system.

Also read Authentication and Authorization in SharePoint 2013

When you create a SharePoint web application, you have the option of creating it in either claims mode or classic mode. Classic authentication mode is the older style of user authentication that was used in SharePoint 2007. Though classic mode is still supported in SharePoint 2013 for older scenarios, its use is deprecated and should be avoided.