IIS 6.0 F1: FTP Network Directory Security Credentials

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008

Use this dialog box to establish security credentials for access to the network share from which content is to be served.

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The User name and Password boxes are not available if the Always use the authenticated user’s credentials when validating access to the network directory option at the bottom of the dialog box is selected. To establish a user name and password for all users when accessing this share, clear this check box.

User name

Type a user name. This name is used for all client connections to the remote share.

Password

Type a password. This password is used for all client connections to the remote share.

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Click to locate the directory path.

Always use the authenticated user’s credentials when validating access to the network resource.

Select to validate connection attempts to the remote share against the currently logged-on user’s name and password. When this option is cleared, all client connections to the remote share use the specific user name and password entered.

ImportantImportant
If you specify a user name and password to connect to a network drive, all FTP server access to that directory will use that user name and password. Choose the user name carefully to prevent possible security breaches. For tighter security, use the IUSR_computername account (the anonymous user) for the computer on the network.

Related Topics

To learn more about directory security, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

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