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  • IIS Password Validation

    A year ago I could not publish to IIS because of my security settings. Trying it again this weekend, and apparently have the same problem. After much of the publishing is processed, I get this message:


    So, I think this is referring to my security settings. On the User ID and Password Options tab, Password Validation rules, I have these settings in the Data Value section:

    Validation expression type: Custom Expression
    Custom Expression: Password_Valid(CurrentValue)
    Custom Error Message: (some text here)

    Our customers for this particular application require a set of password validations that are quite different than can be achieved through Alpha's regular validation builder so you see I have a custom UDF to do the job. This isn't negotiable - this is on purpose.

    So, how to manage this with IIS ?

    Further, the error message and instruction says to use a "Regular Expression", but I don't quite know what this means either, e.g. what to assign to those items in the property builder.

  • #2
    Re: IIS Password Validation

    Do not have Alpha IIS, but does this help?


    • #3
      Re: IIS Password Validation

      Thanks Ken. That's not sufficient, but informative.

      I've gotten around this particular problem by writing my own login and password change routine that integrates with Alpha's security, isn't limited by those validation settings, and allows me to build the validations I need instead.

      Still have the other problem and can't get published though...


      • #4
        Re: IIS Password Validation

        Hi Steve,
        We have not tried to do anything funky with Password validation and the IIS apps we have running.
        I would pass this straight to Terry, sounds like you have hit a limitation with the IIS intergration. We have hit more than a few of them and have worked through each of them with Terry.


        • #5
          Re: IIS Password Validation

          I echo what Bruce says, we were early adopters for IIS and Terry was amazingly helpful in solving all our bumps in the road.
          Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8540-5670 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


          • #6
            Re: IIS Password Validation

            I agree Terry's a very helpful guy, met him at DevCon as well. Current official advice from Alpha is for me to buy some support - I know they can't just keep giving it away so I understand.


            • #7
              Re: IIS Password Validation

              IIS does not support "custom validation" that uses xbasic as the security management providers in IIS do not recognize xbasic. But they do use regular expressions. In almost all cases, a regular expression can be built to validate a password value. The expressions can sometimes get very complex, so you may need a regular expression expert to build the expression.