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How to Set Windows Integrated Authentication for the ArchiveOne Search and Retrieval Website

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This article refers to the Barracuda ArchiveOne versions 5.8.1 and higher, except where noted

Use the steps in this article to change the authentication method for the ArchiveOne Search website to Windows integrated authentication. For example, this method is useful if you do not want to prompt end-users to log in to the ArchiveOne Search website.

Step 1. Determine the Web Servers Hosting the Search and Retrieval Website

Use the following steps to determine the web server(s) hosting the Search and Retrieval website:

  1. On the Archive server, open the ArchiveOne console.
  2. Right-click the Status Node, and click Run System Configuration Wizard.
  3. In the wizard, click Next until you reach the Search URL page.
  4. The address on the Search URL page indicates where the ArchiveOne Search and Retrieval website is hosted. This may be an individual hostname or a DNS alias which represents a number of load balanced web servers.

Step 2. Modify the Web Server Configuration

For ArchiveOne version 7.3 and higher:
  1. Browse to the local configuration store in C:\ProgramData\Barracuda\ArchiveOne\LocalConfigurationStore.
  2. Open the Web_AOneSearch.ini in a text editor such as Notepad.
  3. Find the line: AuthenticationMode=Forms
  4. Edit the line to: AuthenticationMode=Windows
  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Open IIS Manager and expand Servername > Application Pools.
  7. Right-click the application pool Archive One 4.0 and select Recycle.
For ArchiveOne version 7.2 and earlier:

On each web server identified in the previous set of steps, make the following configuration changes:

  1. Browse to the AOneSearch folder, by default C:\Program Files (x86)\Barracuda\ArchiveOne\Web\AOneSearch
    1. Version 6 and earlier default location: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\AOneSearch
    2. If you have installed the Search and Retrieval websites in a non-default location, you can browse to the AOneSearch content directory from IIS Manager:
      1. In IIS Manager, expand the Servername > Sites > Default Web Site, and click AOneSearch.
      2. In the central pane, click the Content View and then in the right-hand pane, click Explore from the Actions menu. This will open the directory in Explorer.
  2. Make a copy of the web.config file; you can revert to the backup if required.
  3. Open the web.config file in Notepad.
  4. Locate the lines:
    <authentication mode=”Forms”>
    <forms loginUrl=”Login.aspx” name=”.C2CFORMSAUTH” timeout=”12345678″ protection=”All”></forms>
    <deny users=”?”></deny>
    <identity impersonate=”false”></identity>

  5. Replace the lines with:
    <authentication mode="Windows"/>
    <deny users="?"></deny>
    <allow users="*"/>
    <identity impersonate="false"></identity>
  6. Save and close the file.

Step 3. Change the Authentication Method

Complete the following on each identified web server:

  1. In IIS) Manager, expand the server name > Sites > Default Web Site, and click AOneSearch.
  2. If using IIS version 7, complete the following steps:
    1. In the center pane, double-click the Authentication icon.
    2. Right-click Anonymous Authentication, and click Disable.
    3. Right-click Forms Authentication, and click Disable.
    4. Right-click Windows Authentication, and click Enable.
    5. In the right pane, click Advanced Settings.
    6. Select Enable Kernel-mode authentication, and click OK.
    7. In the left pane, click Application Pools.
    8. In the center pane, right-click the Archive One application pool, and select Recycle.
  3. If using IIS version 6, complete the following steps:
    1. Right-click AOneSearch, and click Properties.
    2. Click the Directory Security tab, and click Edit.
    3. Clear Anonymous authentication.
    4. Select Windows Integrated Authentication.
    5. In the left pane, expand Application Pools.
    6. Right-click the Archive One application pool, and click Recycle.

Step 4. Add the AOneSearch URL to the Local Intranet Zone in Internet Explorer

If you're logged into a domain, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) only allows integrated authentication to a website in the domain if the site name is not deemed to be external. If you connect to a web server using the machine name, you won't be challenged for a username/password. However if you use the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or IP address, you will be challenged to authenticate. By adding the AOneSearch URL to the Local Intranet Zone in IE the FQDN will be considered part of the intranet, therefore trusted, and so your domain login will be honoured as authentication to the website. The addition of the FQDN or IP address for a server to the list of 'intranet' servers can be centralised so that it automatically applies to all users who log into a domain, using Group Policy. To apply the setting manually:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Internet options.
  2. On the Security tab, select Local intranet and then click Sites.
  3. Click Advanced, then enter the required URL (for example, and click Add.
  4. Click Close and click OK in all dialogs to save the configuration.