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HOW TO:Forms Based Authentication (FBA) on SharePoint 2010

** Note: This FBA configuration method is based upon the pre-release version of SharePoint 2010 and may change in the final release **
The following article details FBA configuration on a SharePoint 2010 site. If you are looking for information regarding the configuration of FBA on a SharePoint 2007 / WSS 3.0 site, check out this article instead. Setup your SharePoint 2010 siteIn Central Admin, create a new site. By default, this will use Windows Authentication. Since we haven’t setup FBA yet, we need to setup the Web Application first as a Windows site.Create the Web ApplicationCreate a default Site Collection, and make a windows user (below we’ve used the Administrator account) a Site Administrator.
Setup your User DatabaseSetup the ASP.NET Membership Database. Note: You can use custom membership stores, DotNetNuke, even Live! credentials. But the .NET membership database is very simple to setup. This requires the SQL Server database. You can use the integrated version that is supplied…