Hopefully somebody can point me in the right direction, because I'm pulling my hair out.
I've taken Dominick's fantastic code, written a custom membership provider, and successfully deployed and tested everything on IIS7 running in a virtual machine hosting Win 2008, SP2. When I try and take the exact same code and deploy it to a real Win 2008
SP2 server the authentication is bypassed. By bypassed I mean it goes directly to a debug aspx landing page I created without prompting for login information.
I've configured the VM and real server to be as identical as possible, and I've used a diff tool to review the web.config and applicationHost.config files on both machines and made them as identical as possible. If my project wasn't working at all then I'd
just assume I'd made a mistake, but when identical files are deployed to nearly identical servers and only one of them works I start to wonder.
Any insight or suggestions into what might cause the custom basic authentication to be bypassed? I'm running out of ideas myself.
Thanks for your help!