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External User Management for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013

The External User Management solution allows for easy management of users and groups for a SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 environment configured for Forms Based Authentication (FBA), handled by Claims Based Authentication (CBA). It contains management pages for Site Collection Administrators to:

User Management tasks

  • Add users
  • Edit a user (edit details, password or role membership)
  • Unlock a user
  • Delete a user

Role Management tasks

  • Add a role
  • Delete a role


Log4Net is a highly flexible and configurable logging mechanism and is used by this solution. It is included in the Deployment Package and can be installed as a SharePoint Solution Package (.wsp) using STSADM or PowerShell:

STSADM -o addsolution -filename Log4Net.v1.2.10.wsp
STSADM -o deploysolution -name Log4Net.v1.2.10.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate



Add and deploy the SharePoint Solution Package (.wsp) using STSADM or PowerShell:

STSADM -o addsolution -filename Ventigrate.Shared.ExternalMembership.wsp
STSADM -o deploysolution -name Ventigrate.Shared.ExternalMembership.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate

Add an internal Alternate Access Mapping "http://extranet" for the Zone on the WebApplication that has the Membership and Role Provider (Claims) configured in it's web.config. This is the key to getting the administration pages to connect to the correct provider.

Activate the Site Collection Feature to make a link to the management pages appear in Site Collection Administration.


Q. Will this solution work on SharePoint 2007 ?
A. No, there are certain features that make it work only in SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013. But there are similar projects for doing FBA User Management in SharePoint 2007 on CodePlex (CKS

Q. I don't use a Role Provider or my Membership Provider doesn't allow certain tasks such as Password Change. Can I use this ?
A. You should be fine. If you do run into a specific situation, feel free to provide improvements through the Discussion Boards

Q. Other questions ?
A. No problem. Ask them in the Discussion Boards

Last edited Feb 22, 2013 at 9:00 PM by vandest, version 3


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