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Password protect a Sub-Web in IIS

The technique described here is only available when running IIS under Windows NT/2000 or XP Pro. (Administrator privileges are needed to create user accounts and passwords)

Open IIS snap-in

Right click on folder and select Properties


Click on Directory Security tab



Password 1


Click on Edit


Password 2



Set Authentication methods as shown

You will receive this warning



Password 3



If you’re prepared to continue click Yes.


Anyone attempting to link to the sub-web folder will now be required to login using the User name/password set up in User accounts (Windows)

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