Telligent Community 7.0 can be configured to let users sign in with either sign-in name or email address.
We recommend using Forms Authentication if you are configuring Telligent Community in an environment where members of the community are already authenticating against an existing application that uses Microsoft ASP.NET. Your members can then access your Telligent Community community without explicitly creating a registered account and logging in.
If your current system uses email addresses as usernames, using Forms SSO will make users' email addresses publicly accessible in Telligent Community. If this is the case, you should instead use Cookie Authentication, configuring the usernames to be the user IDs from your current system. Telligent strongly recommends that you consider carefully before using sensitive information (email addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, etc.) in username fields.
To familiarize yourself with Forms Authentication, you can read about it in the Microsoft MSDN library.
Telligent Community supports only cookie-based Forms Authentication, not cookieless authentication.
To enable Forms Authentication so that users are automatically logged in when accessing your community and so that all registration, login and logout requests are redirected to your other application:
Set <extensionModules enabled="false"> to "true".
<forms name=".Telligent.Evolution" protection="All" timeout="10080" loginUrl="login.aspx" slidingExpiration="false" />
<system.web> <machineKey validationKey="Your_Generated_Validation_Key_Goes_Here" decryptionKey="Your_Generated_Decryption_Key_Goes_Here"validation="SHA1" /> <!-- Other system.web elements --></system.web>
All configurable options can be set in the communityserver.config file found in the \Web directory of your installation.
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