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Answer: How to enable Form-based Authentication on OWA

From: USA
Date: 08 Nov 2006
Time: 10:34:22 -0500

Q: How to enable Form-based Authentication on OWA

A: With Exchange Server 2003, you can setup the OWA connections more secure by enabling “Form-based Authentication”.  That means you can configure a cookie timed-out session connection. FBA also give options to customize the logon screen. To enable FBA, please follw these steps:

1. Open Exchange System Manager.

2. Select Administrative Groups>Doaminmane>Server>OWAServer>Protocols>HTTP.

3. Right-click on Exchange Virtual Server and Properties.

4. Select Settings and the Enable Form-Based Authentication.

Note: By default, the timeout value for FBA is 10 minutes. You can change the default timeout by changing the following registry setting:

Registry Value: PublicClientTimeout
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: (possible setting decimal)


Registry Value: TrustedClientTimeout
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: (possible setting decimal)

After changing these settings you have to restart your W3SVC service.




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