Forms Authentication behavior on request denial

From: David Dabbs (
Date: 03/25/03

From: "David Dabbs" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:56:09 -0600

I am not seeing the expected behavior when I configure a resource to be
deniad to all users.

Here are my root Web.config settings:
        <customErrors mode="Off"></customErrors>
       <authentication mode="Forms">
            <forms loginUrl="/Alumni/Login/default.aspx" name=".KISTOKEN"
                      path="/Alumni/Auth" protection="None"
requireSSL="false" slidingExpiration="true" />
            <allow users="*" />

And here are the settings in the protected directory

    <deny users="*" />

So, when a browser requests /Alumni/Auth/SomePage.aspx what should happen?

a) the user is shown an "unauthorized" page
b) the user is redirected to the login page configured in the
<authentication> tag

"B" is happening and I'm expecting A.

Any pointers to documentation that explains this behavior and how to
configure it otherwise will be greatly appreciated.

David Dabbs

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