Use Forms authentication to provide authentication for high-traffic sites or applications on public servers. This authentication mode lets you manage client registration and authentication at the application level, instead of relying on the authentication mechanisms provided by the operating system.
UI Element List
The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.
Feature Page Elements
Select to manage Forms authentication.
Actions Pane Elements
Turns on Forms authentication.
Turns off Forms authentication.
Opens the Edit Forms Authentication Settings dialog box where you can set various parameters for Forms authentication, such as cookie settings and the login URL that will redirect unauthenticated clients. You can perform this action only when you select Forms Authentication from the list on the feature page.