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difference between windows based authentication and form based authentication and claim based authentication in sharepoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am new to DotNet and Sharepoint and I want to understand difference between 

     - windows based authentication
     - form based authentication
     - claim based authentication
    Or if any of the above are identical.
    Friday, October 31, 2014 8:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    According to your post, my understanding is that you want to know the difference of the SharePoint three type user authentications.

    Windows claims-based authentication uses your existing Windows authentication provider (Active Directory Domain Services [AD DS]) to validate the credentials of connecting clients. Use this authentication to allow AD DS-based accounts access to SharePoint resources. Authentication methods include NTLM, Kerberos, and Basic.

    Forms-based authentication can be used against credentials that are stored in an authentication provider that is available through the ASP.NET interface

    SAML token-based authentication in SharePoint 2013 requires coordination with administrators of a claims-based environment, whether it is your own internal environment or a partner environment.

    There is a good article contains all the SharePoint Authentications, including how they work and how to configure.

    http://sp77.blogspot.com/2014/02/authentication-in-sharepoint-2013_5.html#.VFcyQ_mUfkJ

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jason


    Jason Guo
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Bhadr Monday, November 3, 2014 8:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Lindali Friday, November 7, 2014 8:31 AM
    Monday, November 3, 2014 7:52 AM

All replies

  • Hey Vaibhav,

    You can go through below links for better understandings.

    Claims Based Authentication & Classic Mode Authentication

    Plan authentication methods (SharePoint Server 2010)

    Thanks

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 6:30 AM
  • Hi,

    According to your post, my understanding is that you want to know the difference of the SharePoint three type user authentications.

    Windows claims-based authentication uses your existing Windows authentication provider (Active Directory Domain Services [AD DS]) to validate the credentials of connecting clients. Use this authentication to allow AD DS-based accounts access to SharePoint resources. Authentication methods include NTLM, Kerberos, and Basic.

    Forms-based authentication can be used against credentials that are stored in an authentication provider that is available through the ASP.NET interface

    SAML token-based authentication in SharePoint 2013 requires coordination with administrators of a claims-based environment, whether it is your own internal environment or a partner environment.

    There is a good article contains all the SharePoint Authentications, including how they work and how to configure.

    http://sp77.blogspot.com/2014/02/authentication-in-sharepoint-2013_5.html#.VFcyQ_mUfkJ

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jason


    Jason Guo
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Bhadr Monday, November 3, 2014 8:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Lindali Friday, November 7, 2014 8:31 AM
    Monday, November 3, 2014 7:52 AM