Custom Authentication

Custom Authentication is any user-created method for authentication of clients on a network.

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What is Custom Authentication?

Any user-created method for authentication of clients on a network. Internet Information Services (IIS) lets you create custom authentication schemes to control access to Web content. These can be implemented using several different technologies, including Active Server Pages (ASP), Internet Server API (ISAPI) authentication filters, or Common Gateway Interface (CGI) applications. For example, using any of these technologies, you can create an authentication scheme to:

  • Perform a search of a client's credentials in a custom user database
  • Examine a client's digital certificate to determine whether to allow access
  • Use cookies or some other mechanism to establish whether the client should be authenticated