Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Enabling Session State in SharePoint 2010

Did you got the following error when using session state in SharePoint 2010?
"Session state can only be used when enableSessionState is set to true,
either in a configuration file or in the Page directive. Please also make
sure that System.Web.SessionStateModule or a custom session state module"

I have the solution for you. you have to add SessionStateModule to your site's web.config file as follows :

1.Open IIS 7 manager and find your web application.
2.Double click "Modules" in the IIS.
3.Click "Add Managed Module" on the right side.
4.In the Add Managed Module dialog, enter "SessionState" or any name you like, and choose the following assembly from the dropdown:
System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule, System.Web, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a

enjoy !

Monday, April 5, 2010

Unable to open FBA (Form Based Authentication) Site from SharePoint Designer

There are two ways to open FBA Site from SD :

1. Authenticate from IE First : Open your FBA site from IE, Login as Administrator and choose to "Login Automatically" , then open the site from SharePoint Designer. The SharePoint Designer will uses the authentication cookie to open your FBA site.

2. Extend your FBA site from the central administrator. this will create another IIS website with a windows authentication by default. open the site using SD by providing the windows auth. URL of your site.