AuthentiX FAQ

Question: Is AuthentiX loaded and running?

Make sure that authxflt.dll is running.

Do this by looking at the EventViewer/Applications. There should be two lines. The first,
Source: Authentix, should say
" The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( AuthentiX ) could not be found. It contains the following insertion string(s): AuthentiX Started. "

The second,
Source: Authentix:Wrap, should say
" The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( Authentix:Wrap ) could not be found. It contains the following insertion string(s): Loaded DB. "

If both are there then AuthentiX is running with IIS.

Question: Have you correctly set up your authentication?

Run AuthX.exe

Create a user: Click the User button, then add a user, go back to the main screen.

Create an Authorized directory: Click the Access button, click Add, use the Browse button to select a directory. THEN SELECT the user. The user should be HIGHLIGHTED.

Press OK, and go back to the main screen.

This directory should now have Basic Authentication protection.

Use a browser to access files in the directory via a URL and IIS, ie do not browse directly to the file on your local drive.

You should be prompted for your credentials.

You can go back and add more users and groups but this is the most basic way.

Question: Have you correctly set up IIS with Internet Service Manager?

It is possible that the Password Authentication is not in the correct state for AuthentiX to work properly. This is more likely if you have been experimenting with IIS Authentication.

Be sure that Allow Anonymous is checked. Be sure that Basic (Clear Text) is NOT checked. Windows NT Challenge Response can be on or off.
One of the main benifits of AuthentiX is that NT's Basic (Clear Text) is NOT used. So turn it off.

Check that the anonymous logon user is correct. Make sure that it exists in User Manager (or User Manager for Domains in NT Server). As a last resort check that the Anonymous logon password in IIS Manager and User Manager are the same.

How can I backup the user database?

The users data is in authx.adb. As with any data that is important to you, it is best to make copies/backups of this regularly.

I cannot get Authxrem.dll to work!

Make sure you are typing in the correct username and password.

If you lost your password: stop the server, rename the authxadm.krc to something else, start the server. Run authxrem.dll again.

Are you protecting the directory containing authxrem.dll with any other authentication scheme - eg AuthentiX, NTLM directory protection, or other. By default authxrem.dll self-authenticates. If you are running another scheme you need to check the "Using other authentication" in the introductory screen.

Do you have Basic (Clear Text) Password authentication checked in MS Internet Service Manager? More details here

How can I get AuthentiX to work with Frontpage?

Mike Webster tells us how.

Let us know if this does not work....