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ADAM contains functionality for handling password expiry. This is a property set on the user object, but it's a special kind of property.
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Using Windows Scripting host (Wscript) and ADSI objects you can actually setup ADAM from a script. This is really useful when deploying to different enviroments. I will give a quick walkthrough of some of the features in this script. The scripts are written in an idempotent way that will allow you to run them and implement changes incrementally.
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One of the nifty features ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode) inherits from AD, is the ability to restrict permissions to different parts of the directory structure. In this blog entry I'll try to explain how to setup permissions for your web application membership provider user.
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ADAM is a good store for users in .NET, but some things tend to take long time to figure out. One of these are password managment. This post will explain a method for setting a user's password from code (for resetting a password, changing a password etc.).
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When using AzMan (authorization manager) from .NET, you may get some confusing error messsages due to the fact that the DLLs are using COM. I'll try to update this post with new error messages when I run into them, but for now:
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This entry will explain the steps you need to take, to use ADAM for both roles and membership in ASP.NET 2.0 and authorization manager.
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If you set connectionProtection to "Secure" on the membership provider in your web.config you may get an error in the event log saying "8009030e No credentials are available in the security package". This is because there is no suitable certificate installed on the server that ADAM can use. This blog-entry will try to help you resolve this issue.
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Making Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) work with ASP.NET 2.0 in Visual Studio 2005 can be quite a hassle. This post is a step by step guide to successfully creating and using an ADAM instance with ASP.NET 2.0 without the need to install SSL-certificates.
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