More about Forms Based Authentication on Sharepoint
There are some really good new articles from MSDN looking at Forms Based Authentication on Sharepoint, which are linked to on the Microsoft Sharepoint Products and Technologies Team Blog.
There are a couple of caveats that I’ve come across with FBA and they are :-
- The Sharepoint index crawler/search facility does not work with FBA, so you have to extend the Web Application and use this zone for Windows Authentication and set your content source to point to this extended web application. An extended web application still uses the same content databases as your original application.
- Sharepoint Designer doesn’t authenticate against FBA so again you need the above for this.