Set Credentials Dialog Box - Anonymous Authentication Feature

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Use the Set Credentials dialog box to change the account that IIS uses for anonymous access to your sites and applications. By default, IISĀ 7 uses IUSR as the account for anonymous access. This account is created when you install IISĀ 7.

UI Element List

Element Name Description

User name

Type the name of the account that you want IIS to use to access your sites and applications.

Important
Changing the anonymous user account from IUSR to another network account may affect security because you are giving anonymous users the administrative credentials associated with that account.

Password

Type the password associated with the account that you want IIS to use for anonymous access to your sites and applications.

Important

If the password associated with this account is changed, you must also change the password in the Set Credentials dialog box. If the password on the account and the password in the Set Credentials dialog box do not match, the associated site or application is disabled.

Confirm password

Retype the password associated with the account that you want IIS to use for anonymous access to your sites and applications.

See Also

Concepts

Edit Anonymous Authentication Credentials Dialog Box

Other Resources

Configuring Authentication in IIS 7 (online)