Enabling authentication in IIS

By default, everyone in your network has access to the Lansweeper web console. Access can also be restricted however, by following these instructions. To have your browser handle authentication of anyone accessing the console, you will need to make changes to your web server settings. Your web server is either IIS, IIS Express or UltiDev. If you're unsure which web server you're using, have a look at the Configuration\Website Settings section of the Lansweeper console. This article explains how to enable authentication under IIS.

 If you have your browser handle authentication, you may be prompted for a username and password whenever you open the web console. Login prompts are browser specific. Some browsers will, by default, prompt for credentials. Others will, by default, automatically log into the console as the currently logged on Windows user. To enable or disable prompts, follow the instructions in this knowledge base article.

Enabling authentication in IIS 6.0

If your web console is hosted in IIS 6.0, do the following to enable authentication in your web server settings:

  1. On the machine hosting your web console, open the Start menu and select Run.
  2. In the input box, type inetmgr and hit the OK button. IIS Manager will open.
    inetmgr
  3. Right-click your web console on the left, under <name of the machine>\Web Sites, and select Properties
    IIS 6.0 website properties
  4. Open the Directory Security tab and hit the upper Edit... button.
    IIS 6.0 Directory Security
  5. Uncheck Enable anonymous access, check Integrated Windows authentication and then hit OK twice.
    enabling integrated authentication in IIS 6.0

Enabling authentication in IIS 7.0, 7.5, 8.0 or 8.5

If your web console is hosted in IIS 7.0, 7.5, 8.0 or 8.5, do the following to enable authentication in your web server settings:

  1. On the machine hosting your web console, open the Start menu and select Run.
  2. In the input box, type inetmgr and hit the OK button. IIS Manager will open.
    inetmgr
  3. Select your web console on the left, under <name of the machine>\Sites, and then double-click the Authentication button.
    Authentication button in IIS 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5
  4. Right-click Anonymous Authentication and choose Disable, right-click Windows Authentication and choose Enable.
    enabling integrated authentication in IIS 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5
  5. If your console is hosted on a machine running a non-Server OS and you don't see the Windows Authentication option, open the Start menu and select Run. In the input box, type optionalfeatures and hit OK. Windows Features will open. Make sure that the following setting is enabled and then hit OK: Internet Information Services\World Wide Web Services\Security\Windows Authentication
    Turn Windows features on or off

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