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TitleWindows Authentication: This configuration section cannot be used at this path for Sitefinity
URL NameWindows-Authentication-This-configuration-section-cannot-be-used-at-this-path
Article Number000183164
EnvironmentProduct: Sitefinity
Version: 10.x
OS: All supported OS versions
Database: All supported Microsoft SQL Server versions
Question/Problem Description
Error when running the WindowsAuthWebHost project required for Windows Authentication in Sitefinity 10.0 and above. 
 
Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
Error MessageThis configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode="Deny" or the legacy allowOverride="false".

\WindowsAuthWebHost\web.config
Defect/Enhancement Number
Cause
The configuration section is set as Read Only.
Resolution
1. Go to IIS Manager.
2. Select the Server
3. Click on Feature Delegation (in IIS 7.5 under Management Section).
4. Go to Authentication -> Windows and set it as Read/Write.
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Workaround
Notes
References to Other Documentation:
Manually configure the server to host Sitefinity CMS projects, https://www.progress.com/documentation/sitefinity-cms/configure-the-iis-to-host-sitefinity-projects
Last Modified Date1/8/2019 12:45 PM
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