Part 3: How to create a user for Forms-based Authentication
Ask any builder and they’ll tell you, a solid foundation makes all the difference. It determines the longevity of a structure. In the world of user management, the initial creation of new accounts is no different. That’s why Bamboo returned to the manufacturing floor to create a powerful new release for SharePoint 2013 of User Account Setup Web Part, one of Bamboo’s leading SharePoint Administration products.
As part three of three in a new series on User Account Setup Web Part and its key functionalities, this article will show you how to create a user for Forms-based Authentication (For Forms-based Authentication, the SQL and Active Directory membership providers are supported).
To begin, make sure that you are logged into the Forms Based Authentication (FBA) site when you configure the tool pane for the User Account Setup Web Part:
Next, navigate to the Edit Page menu and click on the Insert tab. Choose Bamboo Solutions from Categories and User Account Setup Web Part from Parts:
Since your User Account Setup Web Part has not yet been configured, you’ll get the following message on your screen:
To begin configuring the Web Part, go to Modify in the tool pane and click the Authentication Provider tab. Next, select the Authentication Provider type.
In the Web Application Zone, if you want to create a user for a SQL provider, select Intranet. If you want to create user for an Active Directory membership provider, select Internet.
In Authentication Provider, select the Forms Based Authentication radio button.
E.g., SQL provider
E.g., AD Provider
In the SharePoint Administrator Account section, input the username of the individual who has site collection administrators on your site:
Next, go to the Forms Based Authentication tab and review the default columns which will be visible on the Web Part:
In the event that you want to add the created user to the SharePoint group on your site, in the SharePoint Groups section, select Add Group and enter the SharePoint group’s URL:
In the event that you want to grant a certain permission level for the created user on your site, in SharePoint Permission Levels, select Grant user SharePoint permission level and enter the site URL and respective permission level:
After you have completed the configuration, go to the User Account Setup Web Part.
Input the user information into all applicable textboxes and click Create User:
Upon successfully completing the above steps, the Web Part will give you the following message:
Next, go to the logging form and input the name of the new user you created in the steps above:
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Want even more User Account Setup Web Part for SharePoint 2013? Check out Parts One and Two of our series:
- Part 1: User Account Setup Web Part User Guide: How to Create a User for Active Directory Services
- Part 2: User Account Setup Web Part User Guide: How to create a user for NT Directory Services